English Premier League $ 7 Billion TV Rights Renewal OK

London — The Premier League has been allowed by the UK Government to renew its current domestic television rights trade for another three seasons without an auction process, £ 5 billion ($ 7 billion) during pandemic uncertainty. Is guaranteed to be generated.

Contracts with Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video will be extended until the end of the 2022-25 season under the same terms as the current 3-year cycle.

“COVID-19 has had a huge impact on football. Updates with our UK broadcast partners will reduce uncertainty, create stability and increase confidence within the Premier League,” said Premier League top management. The person in charge, Richard Masters, said.

A notable change in response to a complaint from Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is that if the team plays in a Champions League match on Wednesday night, the kick-off at 12:30 pm on Saturday will be at 7:45 pm. Move Klopp played against BT last season because he had to play in one of the slots after a European match.

Sky, owned by Comcast, will continue to show the UK’s most live matches — 128 — followed by BT Sport 52, which allows Amazon to stream two rounds of the game.

Internationally all games can be seen live, but only during the pandemic when fans were locked out of the stadium, domestic spectators could do the same. However, starting next season, only 200 of the 380 games will be screened live in the UK, and the pandemic restrictions have been relaxed, with more fans coming back.