Premier League TV rights deal announced

Sky has won broadcasting rights to show a record number of Premier League matches in a new four-year deal starting from 2025/26.

Sky Sports has retained the rights to four out of five packages – with the other retained by TNT Sports – meaning exclusive live coverage will increase by 70%.

Sky Sports will retain its flagship Super Sunday program and for the first time all final games of the season will be live in one place.

The new four-year deal will cover at least 215 Premier League games each season from 2025/26 to 2028/29.

And in another first, Sky Sports will now be able to offer more live matches on a number of weekends at 2pm on Sundays.

The agreements will deliver a total turnover of £6.7 billion. over the four-year period.

Dana Strong, Group CEO of Sky, said: “This is a fantastic result for Sky customers who will see a significant increase in the number of matches from the most iconic league in the world.

“We are proud of our long history with the Premier League and look forward to delivering more engagement, entertainment and innovation to the end of the decade.

“Sky is the undisputed home for sports fans in the UK. Our customers have more of the sports they love and more long-term security than ever before, with an unrivaled amount of domestic football alongside Formula 1, cricket, golf, rugby league, tennis and more more.”

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Richard Masters, Premier League chief executive, said: “We are delighted to announce new deals with Sky Sports and TNT Sports which will extend our partnership for a further four years and see more Premier League matches than ever before shown live from 2025 /26 onwards.

“As long-standing and valued partners, Sky Sports and TNT Sports are known for consistently delivering world-class coverage and programming.

“We are also very pleased to extend our partnership with BBC Sport, who will continue to bring weekly highlights of all Premier League matches to the widest possible audience in the UK.

“The outcome of this process underlines the strength of the Premier League and is a testament to our clubs, players and managers who continue to deliver the world’s most competitive football to full stadiums and to supporters who create an unrivaled atmosphere every week.”

TNT Sports secured Package A, which includes 52 matches with the main kick-off time at 12.30 p.m.

Within that, they get 18-second picks of games, 14 fourth picks and all 20 of the fourth and fifth midweek picks of the season.

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