Live audio-visual broadcast rights are sold in three-season packages, through a heavily regulated auction process.
The rights are sold on a collective basis, rather than individually by each club.
For the three seasons 2016/17–2018/19, there were seven packages (labelled A-G) of either 12 or 26 matches.
Each represented a specific time-slot in which matches can be broadcast.
No single broadcaster was permitted to purchase all seven.