Sky Sports to broadcast 215 Premier League matches (Getty Images)
The English Premier League has struck a record £6.7bn ($8.45bn) domestic match transfer deal for 4 years from the 2025-2026 season.
With the deal, Britain's Sky Sports acquired local rights to broadcast Premier League football matches, enabling it to broadcast at least 215 matches per season.
The British news agency (PA Media) reported that the "Sky" network guaranteed to obtain 4 out of 5 packages offered, in the latest tenders for local rights to the league, starting from the 2025-2026 season, while "TNT Sports" received the other packages for 52 matches.
Amazon, which broadcasts 20 games a season under the current contract, has not acquired the rights to the new domestic rights cycle to broadcast Premier League matches, which runs until the end of the 2028-2029 season.
The Premier League said the announced deals, which also cover events that were not broadcast live, were worth £6.700 billion.
🚨BREAKING🚨: Sky Sports agree new Premier League rights deal
Sky Sports to show 70% more matches – a record 215 games – in a new four year-deal from 2025/26.
More Premier League action than any other broadcaster, with at least four matches every week. pic.twitter.com/Q9ye5w9Vzj
— Sky Sports (@SkySports) December 4, 2023
The current deal, which runs until the 2024-2025 season, is worth £5bn over three years.
The deal would allow Sky Sports to broadcast 100 more matches than it currently does.
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said: "The outcome of this process confirms the strength of the Premier League.
"This is a testament to our clubs, the players and coaches who continue to deliver the world's most competitive football in full stadiums, and to the fans who create an atmosphere like no other every week."