Amazon's Going to Start Showing Premier League Football From Next Year

Amazon's Going to Start Showing Premier League Football From Next Year

Amazon's Going to Start Showing Premier League Football From Next Year

"We know that Sky Sports and BT Sport will continue to provide fantastic live-match broadcasts and programming for fans across the country, and we welcome Premier Sports as a new partner". Now it has been announced that it was successful in at least part of its bid.

Amazon memberships costs £79 annually - and they also offer a £7.99 a month package.

The US company breaks up the recent dominance of Sky and BT Sport of lucrative Premier League TV rights in a first for the online sector that is threatening to shake up the traditional sports rights market.

Premier League football joins a growing collection of live sports being streamed on Prime Video, including NFL games, ATP World Tour Tennis events, and US Open Tennis.

In the United Kingdom, the rights consist of 200 live matches per season split into seven packages. It broadcast the US Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events and also National Football League games.

Amazon have paid for two full rounds of fixtures a season - the first December midweek round and the festive Bank Holiday round.

After the past two domestic deals both produced 70 per cent jumps in the value of rights, the league is now experiencing a downturn and looking to generate more revenue overseas where all 380 games are available live each season.

On a busy day of announcements at the Premier League's summer meeting, it was also confirmed that the "big six" clubs have won their fight to take a bigger share of the top tier's booming global broadcasting revenue.

In February, Sky paid £3.579bn for four packages, while BT Sport shelled out £295m on another as the pair went head-to-head.

BT Sport has already confirmed it has secured the rights to a further 20 Premier League matches, taking its total to 52.

The Premier League have also released details of the rights deals for the Republic of Ireland.

The Premier League had introduced two new packages of live fixtures that included matches played simultaneously which would particularly appeal to an online streaming group.

"It is a bold move for the Premier League to say we are going to start broadcasting online", he said.

In his annual letter to shareholders this year, Amazon's chief executive, Jeff Bezos, disclosed that 100 million people around the world had Prime subscriptions.

Amazon picked up one package, while BT secured the final batch of games to add to their original tally.

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