Thursday, 7 June 2018

Premier League TV rights: Amazon to show 20 matches a season from 2019-2022 in the UK



Amazon is making its first foray into the broadcast of live Premier League football in the UK.
 
The retailer-to-video service provider was among bidders for two packages of games which failed to make their reserve price during an auction in February.
 
 
That original bidding process saw Sky, the owner of Sky News, secure more games for less money for the lifetime of the new contracts - due to run over three seasons from 2019/20.


BT was handed an additional package of live games in the final round at a total cost of £90m, taking its tally of games per season to 52 versus the 128 for Sky.


Amazon gets 20 games per season but its entry is significant because it marks the first time a streaming service has broadcast UK top-flight football live.


The amount it paid was yet to be disclosed.





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