Amazon Prime Video to stream live Premier League matches and highlights

08 June 2018, 05:07 | Santos Harmon

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"Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football - including for the first time in the United Kingdom a full round of matches - and we look forward to working with them from season 2019/20 onwards".

BT Sport will continue to broadcast games at 5.30pm on Saturdays next season and then move to Saturday lunchtime fixtures and the midweek rounds from August 2019.

BT Sport bought the other to add to the giant package they already purchased, when they and Sky Sports spent £4.5billion between them on 160 games.

However that proved not to be the case, with Sky taking four packages of the seven available and BT one, leaving two unsold.

Amazon said this is the first time a "full round of Premier League fixtures will be broadcast live in the U.K". You can see more details on the Amazon Prime page. BT has revealed it has paid £90million for the additional games, bringing its total outlay to £975million.

The matches will be available to anyone with an Amazon Prime subscription, which means you shouldn't have to shell out any extra cash to get your Premier League fix.

Also on Thursday, Premier League clubs have struck a new deal over sharing revenue from global broadcast deals which will see any future increases divided according to league position.

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"By coming together and agreeing this change, the clubs have provided a platform for the future success of the league for many years ahead", Scudamore said.

Today's announcement also confirms that BT Sport has won the rights for the same 52 Premier League games in the Republic of Ireland.

Those wishing to watch the games will require a subscription to Amazon Prime UK, which now costs £79 per year or £7.99 per month. The only problem is that most of those companies failed to take the Premier League's bait.

It makes complete sense for one of the online streaming services to pick up a Premier League package. However, the entire auction has fallen short of the Premier League's hopes on revenue.

The deal is an important milestone for Amazon, but it represents only a fraction of the larger Premier League pie.

The Amazon deal is good news for the EPL, which will welcome competition after the value of its main rights packages fell this time.

The Chinese deal for this cycle was over #500m, around 14 times greater than the last cycle, while NBC's USA rights deal has been extended until 2022 at a cost of around #900m, thought to be the double the amount paid in the previous cycle.



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