Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

Amazon breaks into English Premier League with new deal

And so will Amazon.

Amazon's package means the streaming giant will have exclusive access to watch 20 matches per season, comprising two full fixture rounds - the first December midweek round and the festive Bank Holiday round - featuring live coverage of every Premier League team.

"But we should not forget that Sky is still the dominant provider and the home of Premier League football".

Amazon did not say how much it paid for its Premier League package.

The US company will exclusively livestream all 10 matches over one bank holiday of Premier League games and another 10 during one midweek fixture programme, for three seasons from 2019. "The Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world".

Amazon Prime, which includes free delivery on purchases as well as music and video content, costs 79 pounds ($106) a year in Britain.

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

So, the upshot is that if you want to (lawfully) watch all the top flight matches being broadcast from 2019 onwards, you'll need a Sky Sports subscription (£70-odd per month all in), BT Sport (£50-ish) and Amazon Prime.

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Add Sky Sports Main Event to this (which comes with Sky Sports Extra) for £27.50 a month, and the £7.99 for Amazon Prime Video and you reach a grand total of £66.48.

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.

Sky Sports and BT Sport bought the rights to a total of 160 matches earlier this year for around £4.5 billion, at a slight discount on the previous deal, with two of the seven packages left unsold until Amazon and BT made their move this week.

The way Premier League rights are sold in the United Kingdom is complicated and not all games are available for broadcast. It broadcast the US Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events and also National Football League games.

The groundbreaking agreement was announced by the Premier League on Thursday.

"The development of Amazon Prime service is a longer-term strategy to try to reduce the number of illegal streaming sights and push people to pay for subscriptions".

However, the action will only be available to their Amazon Prime UK subscribers, which is the online seller's premium service available for a fee.

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