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More costs for armchair punters


Filed: Thursday, 7th June 2018
By: Staff Writer


The cost of watching Premier League football from your armchair is set to rise again next season following the announcement that one of the available Premier League TV packages has been won by Amazon Prime.

In addition to Sky Sports and BT Sports, armchair supporters wishing to tune into every available live EPL match next season will need to purchase no less than THREE subscriptions, with the news that Amazon will be broadcasting 20 matches live next season.

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And that includes the traditional Boxing Day programme, which from next season will ONLY be broadcast by the web-based company via their Prime TV service.

* In other Premier League news, it has also been confirmed that international TV rights, which had until now been split equally amongst all 20 member clubs will, from the start of the 2019/20 season, be awarded based upon the position a club ended the previous campaign.

Although current levels of revenue will continue to be split equally between all 20 clubs, any additional revenue earned form this point forward will be split amongst member clubs based upon their last final league position.

The new deal naturally benefits those clubs who are virtually assured of finishing every season in the Premier League's top spots; those consistently finishing in the bottom half of the table will be worse off as a result.



Premier League TV packages

Amazon
Package F: 10 matches on a (TBC) Bank Holiday, 10 matches on Boxing Day

BT Sports
Package A: 32 matches, 12.30pm Saturday
Package G: 20 matches from two (TBC) midweek programmes

Sky Sports
Package B: 32 matches, 5.30pm Saturday
Package C: 24 matches, 2.00pm & 8 matches, 7.45pm Saturday
Package D: 32 matches, 4.30pm Sunday
Package E: 24 matches, 7.30pm/8.00pm, Monday or Friday & 8 matches, 2.00pm Sunday





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