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Premier League Strikes Record-Breaking Contract for Domestic TV Rights Worth £6.7 Billion

As part of the agreement, Match of the Day highlights will still be broadcast by the BBC.

The four-year agreement, which begins with the 2025–2026 season, is the “largest sports media rights deal ever concluded in the UK,” according to the top flight.

The Sunday kickoff at 2 p.m. will be televised, but the Saturday 3 p.m. blackout will still be in effect.

In addition to MOTD2 and Football Focus, the BBC’s agreement includes additional digital rights for its online platforms.

Four out of the five packages have been awarded to Sky, which will broadcast a minimum of 215 matches per season, including kickoffs at 5:30 p.m. on Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. on Sundays. In addition, three midweek rounds and evening games on Mondays and Fridays will be televised.

A minimum of 52 games, including both midweek match rounds and all Saturday 12.30pm kickoffs, will air on TNT each season.

The 10 games will also be televised by Sky Sports on the last day of every season.

Under the terms of the league’s current contract, Amazon shows 20 matches a season; however, rights are not secured in the new agreement.

Since 2018, the Premier League has not gone through a tender process for its rights.

The Covid-19 pandemic allowed for an extension of the current £5 billion domestic TV rights deal, which was originally set for three seasons and expires at the end of 2024–2025.

The Premier League claims that the new, one-year extension will “provide financial certainty for clubs throughout professional football until at least 2029” and represents a 4% increase in live rights value over the previous agreement.

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters stated, “The outcome of this process underlines the strength of the Premier League and is testament to our clubs, players and managers who continue to deliver the world’s most competitive football in full stadiums, as well as to supporters, who create an unrivalled atmosphere every week.”

“Match of the Day remains enduringly popular with audiences and this new agreement with the Premier League is brilliant news for football fans all over the UK,” stated Barbara Slater, Director of BBC Sport.

“We can tell the story of the Premier League every day across BBC Sport platforms thanks to this enhanced deal with more digital content. It has been the UK’s most talked-about football programme for almost 60 years, providing a comprehensive digest of the action over the weekend.”

“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,” stated Chief Executive Dana Strong, announcing that Sky will air up to 100 extra matches each season.

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