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Sky and BT win Premier League TV rights

Sky and BT Sport have agreed to pay £4.464bn for live Premier League TV rights for three seasons from 2019-20.

Five of seven live packages have been awarded, with bidding for the remaining two ongoing.

There is interest from "multiple bidders" for these packages, the Premier League said.

Comments

  • I wish Sky would just fuck off.
  • Bt has only one package so far.
  • Bt has only one package so far.

    They want to sort out our f#cking pensions first !!!!
  • Just in time for when we return to the Premier League...
  • Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

  • BT sport only have the Saturday lunchtime KO's, sky increase share and cost per game goes down c£2m whilst BT lose games and their cost per game increases....

    Sky the winner here, but overall - clubs get less money I believe (although the overseas TV deal(s) will prop that up sadly)
  • Be interesting to see where those two final categories end up... With Facebook and Amazon sniffing around

    Of course BT could still win those and thus get more matches
  • Won’t the “content sharing” between BT and Sky be in place by the start of the 2019 season?
  • Will MOTD still be on Saturday/Sunday morning?
  • Will MOTD still be on Saturday/Sunday morning?

    Yeah BBC have kept the highlights package for a few more years... Is a completely different thing

    https://ft.com/content/a7f2c2b6-05c5-11e8-9650-9c0ad2d7c5b5
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  • The remaining 2 packages seem to be just 2 fixture weeks each.

    "One package of 20 matches covers an entire bank holiday weekend in the Premier League and one entire midweek programme of matches. The other covers two entire midweek programmes."

    So they have all 10 matches from 1 Tuesday/Wednesday to show.

    So say Facebook win 1 package they will only have 2 weeks of games the whole season, where as the other packages are for 1 game a week, every week etc.
  • Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

    Great KO time for travelling fans that...farcical
  • CHG said:

    Won’t the “content sharing” between BT and Sky be in place by the start of the 2019 season?

    “Early 2019” was the timeline given I believe.
  • Croydon said:

    Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

    Great KO time for travelling fans that...farcical
    Not good for train journey's home or policing but certainly good for pubs for all day pre-match drinking.

    Given that we already have early and late Saturday games, 2-3 sunday games, a Monday night game and sometimes a friday night game, plus teams having to play on Sunday because of the Europa league, i'd imagine it won't be too long before we have a weekend where there is no 3pm Saturday game
  • BT got less games 32 v 42 for 8% less money = 9.2m per game a 20% rise per game.
    Sky secured exclusive live rights to show 128 matches per season between 2019 and 2022 for GBP1.2 billion ($1.7 billion), 14% less than it paid for the last deal.
  • Daisy moonlighting as lead negotiator for BT?
  • Croydon said:

    Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

    Great KO time for travelling fans that...farcical
    Not good for train journey's home or policing but certainly good for pubs for all day pre-match drinking.

    Given that we already have early and late Saturday games, 2-3 sunday games, a Monday night game and sometimes a friday night game, plus teams having to play on Sunday because of the Europa league, i'd imagine it won't be too long before we have a weekend where there is no 3pm Saturday game
    If that happens, I'm cancelling my kodi subscription.
    Regards
    Angry of Minster ;)
  • Croydon said:

    Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

    Great KO time for travelling fans that...farcical
    True, but no different to a mid week 19.45 KO.
  • Croydon said:

    Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time.

    Great KO time for travelling fans that...farcical
    True, but no different to a mid week 19.45 KO.
    better if anything as no work the next day
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