SKY SPORTS SECURES PREMIER LEAGUE RIGHTS, BBC RETAIN FREE-TO-AIR HIGHLIGHTS
Sky has secured the broadcast rights to show a record number of Premier League fixtures in a new four-year deal. With up to 100 more matches each season, its exclusively live coverage will increase by 70% from 2025/26.
With four packages awarded, the maximum for any one broadcaster, over 80% of live broadcast Premier League matches will be on Sky Sports, and customers can expect at least four live games every week.
Premier League highlights will remain free-to-air for audiences on the BBC after a deal to show them for the next four years was agreed. The BBC’s deal with the Premier League ensures that the iconic Match Of The Day, which celebrates its 60th Anniversary in August next year, will remain a staple of Saturday night up to and including the 2028/29 season.
The deal also includes MOTD2 and Football Focus plus a significant increase in the amount of digital content that can be used across BBC Sport platforms.
The unrivalled line-up of Premier League football on Sky Sports will include:
At least 215 live games each season
All first pick matches, giving fans the best matches week in week out until May 2029
Super Sunday remains the flagship kick-off slot at 4.30pm
First and last word on a Premier League weekend with more live games on Fridays and Mondays
For the first time, all the final games on the last day of the season will be live in one place, creating a real moment for fans
And in another first, Sky Sports will now be able to offer multiple live matches on a number of weekends at Sunday 2pm
Most of the festive season fixtures, with Boxing Day Premier League football back on Sky
Dana Strong, Group CEO, Sky said: “This is a fantastic result for Sky customers, who will see a significant increase in the number of matches from the most iconic league in the world. We are proud of our long history with the Premier League and look forward to delivering more engagement, entertainment, and innovation to the end of the decade.
“Sky is the undisputed home for sport fans in the UK. Our customers have more of the sports they love and more long-term certainty than ever before, with an unrivalled volume of domestic football, alongside Formula 1, cricket, golf, rugby league, tennis and much more.”