Sky extends Premier League rights through to 2022
Following the outcome of the recent Premier League auction, from 2019 Sky Sports will offer pubs and clubs more matches than any other broadcaster, with the biggest matches in the best slots and analysis from leading experts in football.
With four packs of rights totalling 128 games a season, up from 126 matches currently, the deal will offer Sky Sports pub and club customers the first-pick match every weekend, plus Saturday evening fixtures for the first time, all screened on Sky’s dedicated Premier League channel.
Sky has acquired the following rights between 2019/20 and 2021/22:
The best slots including :
• Saturday tea time matches at 5.30pm
• New Saturday evening matches at 7.45pm
• Super Sunday, Monday Night Football and Friday Night Football
Plus, Sky Sports will show the biggest head to heads with every weekend ‘first pick’ and 14 ‘second picks’
The agreement strengthens Sky’s position as the best provider of the broadest range of content, which includes ten channels of sport covering live Premier League, English Football League, Scottish Football, exclusive coverage of Formula 1 from 2019 to 2024, plus England cricket through to 2024. This is another example of how Sky continues to invest in giving pubs and clubs an outstanding live sporting experience.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports said:
“Sky Sports customers will continue to enjoy unrivalled Premier League coverage through to 2022 with 128 live matches a season from next year - including the key head to heads in the best slots and, of course, analysis from the biggest names in football.
“This comes on the back of recent renewals for EFL, ECB and exclusivity for F1™, all of which will be available to our customers until 2024.”
David Rey, Sky Business Managing Director added: “This is an excellent outcome for our customers. We continue to invest in the sport that matters most to pubs and clubs, and their customers. This new deal means Sky remains the home of the Premier League and provides our customers with even more opportunities to drive footfall into their venues.”