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Premier League UK live broadcasting rights update

13 Feb 2018
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UK broadcast rights sales process not concluded, but five of seven live packages awarded for seasons 2019/20 - 2021/22

The Premier League’s UK broadcast rights sales process has not yet concluded, but we can announce that five of the seven live packages have been awarded.

The successful broadcasters – BT and Sky – are listed companies and are required to announce publicly the details of their acquisitions.

Therefore, the Premier League is providing this progress update.

BT and Sky have been awarded the following Premier League UK live broadcasting rights for seasons 2019/20 - 2021/22:

BT Sport: Package A
Sky Sports: Packages B, C, D, E

The table below provides details of each of the rights packages.

The value realised at this stage of the process is £4.464billion, with two live packages still to be sold with interest from multiple bidders.

"We are extremely pleased that BT and Sky continue to view the Premier League and our clubs as such an important part of their offering," Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said.

"Both broadcasters are fantastic partners for the Premier League and have a track record of making our competition available to fans across the country through their high-quality and innovative programming.

"To have achieved this investment with two packages of live rights remaining to sell is an outcome that is testament to the excellent football competition delivered by the clubs.

"It provides them with certainty and will underpin their continued efforts to put on the most compelling football, invest sustainably in all areas, and use their popularity and reach to have a positive impact on the sport and beyond.

"We will now continue the sales process to deliver the best possible outcome for the remaining packages of rights in the UK and throughout the rest of the world.”

Live packages
Package A

Total matches: 32 (20 second picks, 12 fifth picks)
Matches per club: Maximum six; minimum one.
Kick-off times: 32 matches at Saturday 12.30

Package B

Total matches: 32 (15 first picks, five third picks, 12 fifth picks)
Matches per club: Max six; min one
Kick-off times: 32 matches at Saturday 17.30

Package C

Total matches: 32 (14 second picks; 18 fourth picks)
Matches per club: Max five; min one
Kick-off times: 24 matches at Sunday 14.00 and 8 matches at Saturday 19.45 

Package D

Total matches: 32 (19 first picks; seven third picks; six fourth picks)
Matches per club: Max five; min one
Kick-off times: 32 matches at Sunday 16.30 

Package E

Total matches: 32 (22 third picks; 10 fourth picks)
Matches per club: Max five; min none
Kick-off times: 24 matches at Monday 20.00 or Friday 19.30 - 20.00 and 8 matches at Sunday 14.00

Package F

Total matches: 20
Matches per club: Max two; min two
Kick-off times: All 20 matches from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme

Package G

Total matches: 20
Matches per club: Max two; min two
Kick-off times: All 20 matches from two midweek fixture programmes

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