Amazon Scores U.K. Premier League Soccer Rights Deal

Executive Chairman of the Premier League remembers Vic Wakeling

Neither Amazon nor the Premier League said how much the company had paid for the rights.

"Prime members will be able to watch every team, every game, so no matter which Premier League team you support, you're guaranteed to see them play live on Prime Video", said Jay Marine, the vice president of Prime Video in Europe. The matches will be across two rounds of fixtures - the first December midweek round of matches, and all the fixtures on Boxing Day.

Overall, the total pot of central revenues - domestic and worldwide broadcast rights and sponsorship deals - will be distributed on a 1.8:1 basis, meaning the champions will earn 80 per cent more than the team that finishes last from 2019-20 onward.

Amazon Prime Video has broken the hold of Sky and BT on the English Premier League by securing the rights to air two full rounds of 20 matches per season, including bank holiday fixtures, in addition to weekly highlights.

"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". It will all be at no extra cost.

Amazon will livestream the matches on its Prime Video service, which also includes U.S. Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events and National Football League games, at no extra cost to existing members. We live in hope.

The company has more than 100 million Prime subscribers around the world, including several million in Britain.

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The bix six clubs - Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United and Tottenham - managed to get the necessary 14 votes out of the 20 to agree that from 2019/20, any increase in the current worldwide rights package, will be distributed according to league position and not equally distributed between all 20 clubs as it has been up to now.

He leaves after ushering in a revolution for how British fans will watch live games, with American technology giant Amazon buying two packages of rights that remained unsold from an auction this year.

The other 180 televised matches will be broadcast by Sky Sports and BT Sport, which have aired the Premier League in the past. Amazon has now stepped in and scooped up one of those tranches of rights.

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

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.

"When the Premier League was formed in 1992 nobody could have envisaged the scale of worldwide growth in the competition which exists now", Scudamore said.

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