Even More Money Heading To Newcastle United
Announced today, the new TV agreement for the UK, which will run from the start of the 2013-14 season to the end of the 2015-16 season, will see Sky Sports remain as the dominant player with five of the seven available packages, meaning supporters will see 116 live Premier League matches under the SKY banner.
Sky will pay £760 million each year for the five packages of live rights for each of the three years of the new Premier League agreement. These start in August 2013 after the remaining year of the existing agreements.
The way we watch matches is definitely going to change in the coming years and a big carrot for the TV companies was securing the rights across all platforms – including satellite, cable, IPTV, online and mobile. This means that, in addition to TV, punters will get live Premier League coverage on PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets and games consoles.
We’ll leave the last word to Premier League chief executive, Richard Scudamore, who no doubt struggling to keep a straight face and his nose lengthening by the second said: “The continuing support of BSkyB for Premier League football is significant beyond the revenues delivered“.
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