Premier League strikes record £6.7bn TV deal
More Premier League action than ever before.
The Premier League has agreed on a new record £6.7bn domestic television deal with Sky and TNT, with the two broadcasters sharing up to 270 live games each season.
The deal, which will cover four years from the 2025/26 season, is the “largest sports media rights deal ever concluded in the UK”.
Sky are the biggest winners from the deal, being awarded four of the five packages available and will show a minimum of 215 matches a season.
This will include Saturday 5.30pm kick-offs, all Sunday 2pm and 4.30pm kick-offs, evening games on Mondays and Fridays and three midweek rounds. They will also show all 10 matches on the final day of each season.
Sky continues their strong partnership as the main face of Premier League broadcasting. They have been ever-present since the league's inception in 1992, aiding the league's growth into arguably the biggest in domestic football.
TNT will show a minimum of 52 matches, including all Saturday 12.30pm kick-offs and two midweek match rounds.
BBC has retained the rights to a weekly highlights package, so no worries about Match of the Day disappearing anytime soon.
As one of the longest-running shows on BBC's programming and the longest-running football television programme in the world, fans will get to enjoy Gary Linekar and his teammates' analysis of each game for more years to come.
Unfortunately, the Saturday 3pm blackout remains, although there is a potential this could be the final deal with it still in place.
This latest deal has further solidified the league’s status as the world’s most successful domestic football competition. It is worth double the value of the recently agreed Italian Serie A broadcast rights deal and represents a big shift back towards traditional live TV.
Streaming site Prime Video was not included in the deal this time around. The Amazon-owned service holds the right to 20 games a season, including the Boxing Day fixtures in the current deal.