Sky and BT are paying a combined £4.5 billion for rights to the Premier League

Posted On: Feb 13, 2018   |   Posted By: Business Insider

Sky and BT are paying a combined £4.5 billion for rights to the Premier League

Sky and BT are paying almost £4.5 billion for broadcasting rights for the Premier League.
The bidding process is still ongoing for two more broadcasting packages, and Amazon is rumoured to be in the running.
Sky and BT are paying a combined £4.5 billion to broadcast the Premier League from 2019 to 2022.
The Premier League announced on Tuesday an update on the bidding process for broadcast rights for the top-tier football league in the UK. Of the seven "packages" the Premier League is offering, five have now been awarded - with BT taking one and Sky taking another four.
This mean Sky will show 128 games a season, while BT will broadcast 32, paying £4.464 billion overall.
Meanwhile, there is "interest from multiple bidders" in the remaining two packages - and while these bidders haven't been named, Amazon is rumoured to be in the running. Rights to broadcast Premier League games would be a significant addition to its Amazon Prime video streaming subscription service, as it competes with the likes of Netflix...

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