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Sky extends Premier League rights through to 2022

Sky to show more Premier League matches than ever before

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Sky has extended its Premier League rights through to 2022 and will show more matches than ever before.

With four packs of rights totalling 128 games a season - up from 126 matches currently - the deal to run from 2019 will offer Sky Sports viewers every first-pick weekend match, plus Saturday evening fixtures for the first time, all screened on Sky's dedicated Premier League channel.

Following the outcome of the recent Premier League auction, Sky has acquired the following rights between 2019/20 and 2021/22:

  • The biggest head to heads with every weekend 'first pick' and 14 'second picks'
  • The best slots including Saturday tea time matches, Super Sunday, Monday Night Football and Friday Night Football
  • For the first time, Saturday evening matches

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Sky will show more matches than ever before, with the biggest matches in the best slots

The agreement strengthens Sky's position as the best provider of the broadest range of content, which includes 10 channels of sport covering live Premier League, English Football League, Scottish Football, exclusive coverage of Formula 1 from 2019 to 2024, plus England cricket through to 2024.

Image: Sky Sports' Monday Night Football has continued to provide cutting-edge analysis with big-name guests including Wayne Rooney

This great sport sits alongside the best drama, comedy and entertainment, which will include over 50 Sky Original productions over the course of 2018. These content investments across the whole portfolio reflect Sky's continuing journey towards a more broadly-based business which seeks to provide something for every household and everyone in the household

A view of the 'Spidercam' to be used at Old Trafford for the Premier League match between Manchester United and Liverpool
Image: Sky Sports' innovative Premier League coverage has included the use of 'Spidercam'

Stephen van Rooyen, Sky's UK Chief Executive, said: "We continue to invest in content that our customers value and which complements our strategy to broaden our offer. Not only do we remain the home of Premier League football but also the home of top quality drama, entertainment, comedy and other sports. Our disciplined approach means we continue to have the flexibility to invest in each of these areas as we choose, underlining our position as Europe's largest investor in content."

LONDON, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 24:  Pundits Jamie Carragher (L) and Gary Neville laugh prior to the Premier League match between West Ham United and Leicester
Image: Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville are part of Sky Sports' award-winning Premier League team

Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports added: "Sky Sports customers will continue to enjoy unrivalled Premier League coverage through to 2022 with 128 live matches a season from next year - more than ever before - including the key head to heads in the best slots and, of course, analysis from the biggest names in football.

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"This comes on the back of recent renewals for EFL, ECB and exclusivity for F1, all of which will be available to our customers until 2024."

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