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[Football] Premier League signs new Sky Sports deal



Wozza

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Breaking: Sky Sports secures Premier League rights to at least 215 live games per season from 2025-2029 - with 4 of the 5 live packages including Super Sunday.

TNT has the other live package of 52 games per season.
 


Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

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Oct 4, 2003
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So that means about 70% of games will be televised. Saturday 3pm kick offs will become even more of a rarity.
 

Zeberdi

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Joey Jo Jo Jr. Shabadoo

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Oct 4, 2003
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Why would Amazon Prime be losing their midweek package? - my understanding was that was going to expand

That link says the new broadcast packages could see Amazon expand their rights. Also mentions DAZN might be bidding.

Seems like they’ve been outbid as they’ve not got any of the new packages, 4 to Sky (including live coverage of all 10 games on the final day of the season and multiple games will be shown in the Sunday 2pm time slot) and 1 to TNT (which seems to include the two midweek blocks current shown by Amazon and the Saturday lunchtime game). BBC retaining the rights to the highlights.

 


Billy in Bristol

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crodonilson

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So that means about 70% of games will be televised. Saturday 3pm kick offs will become even more of a rarity.
Ultimately we will get to the point where ALL games are televised and they can do that with enough varied kick off times to still avoid the 3pm blackout. Saturday 3pm will become time for televised women's football and non televised lower league games.

There are pretty much 8 slots each weekend as it is for games and then the odd game (Sunday 2pm) will kick off at the same time across different providers.

Friday 8pm, Saturday 12:30pm, Saturday 5pm, Saturday 8pm, Sunday 12pm, Sunday 2pm, Sunday 4:30pm, Monday 8pm

Sunday 7pm was also mooted which would give 9 different times over a weekend.
 




Zeberdi

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That link says the new broadcast packages could see Amazon expand their rights. Also mentions DAZN might be bidding.

Seems like they’ve been outbid as they’ve not got any of the new packages, 4 to Sky (including live coverage of all 10 games on the final day of the season and multiple games will be shown in the Sunday 2pm time slot) and 1 to TNT (which seems to include the two midweek blocks current shown by Amazon and the Saturday lunchtime game). BBC retaining the rights to the highlights.

That’s a shame - One of the few good perks about Amazon Prime Membership was watching a Christmas series of free PL matches - I was hoping Amazon would be expanding this part of their service - disappointing for those of us who don’t subscribe to Sky - (I generally pay per view just for the Brighton matches so at least more games will be broadcast) - but honestly the amount of money being poured into top flight EPL from broadcasting rights (to the detriment of the rest of the football league) is staggering.
 

The Optimist

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Apr 6, 2008
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£6.7bn for 270 games a season for 4 seasons is £6.2m per game. Is it really worth £6.2m per game to these TV companies? Seems mad.
 


amexer

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Aug 8, 2011
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Do PL do an added deal for overseas TV or do Sky TNT sell on to get some money back.
 

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