Sky and BT cut spending on Premier League football TV rights

Stoke 1-1 Brighton                                       Stoke 1-1 Brighton

Sky and BT Sport have paid £4.464 billion for the rights to the five main packages of matches.

Still predominantly a phone and broadband provider, it should be noted that BT Sport now has exclusive rights in the United Kingdom to show Champions league games live: a significant coup, not least this season with so many English teams still in contention.

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

Sky and BT have agreed a new rights package of television rights for 2019-22, with the former maintaining its dominant position as the broadcaster of Premier League football.

The remaining packages are both for 20 matches from midweek fixtures.

Austin Houlihan, director in Deloitte's sports business group, said that the value of live TV rights "will remain at a very healthy premium compared to those for any other football league from 2019 through to 2022", and that money can be ploughed back into talent and stadium improvements. Sky said it is now paying less, and that it "will show more matches than ever before".

Sky Sports have won the rights to four packages which comprises of 128 live fixtures. Further, the amount that Sky is willing to pay per game has fallen as much as 14% from £10.8mn to £9.3mn.

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Its packages will show matches at 5.30pm on Saturdays on 32 match days; Sundays at 2pm and 4.30pm and eight matches on Saturday nights at 7.45pm, the first time the Premier League has played matches at that time.

That has not proved to be the case, though, and BT said it "will continue to engage with the Premier League regarding the remaining rights".

In total BT will show 32 Saturday games per season, down from 42 now, and will pay £295m per season, down from the £320m it agreed last time. A list of each of the packages and who they have been awarded to can be found below.

This, of course, was a big factor in the acceleration of, well, everything financial in the English game - salaries, transfer fees, prize money, it all skyrocketed in the last couple seasons, to the point where Sunderland, the 20th place finisher in the Premier League a year ago, got almost £100 million in prize money for getting relegated (Champions Chelsea got £146M).

Commenting on its win, Sky UK chief executive Stephen van Rooyen said: "We continue to invest in content that our customers value and which complements our strategy to broaden our offer".

Bidding on the other two packages remains open, with technology firms including Amazon, Facebook, Twitter and Netflix rumoured to be considering tabling offers.

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