Amazon inks deal to show 20 soccer matches a year in UK

Amazon inks deal to show 20 soccer matches a year in UK

Amazon will show 20 Premier League matches a season for three years from 2019, after winning one of the final two broadcast packages.

In itsstatement, Amazon said the matches would be included in its Prime membership package, which includes faster delivery and various music and video streaming services.

Amazon will broadcast live Premier League matches and weekly highlights packages in the United Kingdom from the 2019-20 season, the tech giant has confirmed, while English top-flight clubs have agreed for any reform of broadcast revenue distribution to take league position into account.

Sky Sports still have hold of the four choice packages, which they paid £3.5billion to acquire in February.

The EPL gave no details of the scheduling, but the BBC reported Amazon will exclusively livestream all 10 matches over a bank holiday period and another 10 during the first midweek fixture programme in December.

It means that BT will, for the first time, be able to screen show multiple midweek Premier League matches on the same evening.

But while the move is a huge step towards more games being streamed via subscription services, fans are furious with the Premier League for allowing it to happen.

Amazon will exclusively stream the first round of midweek games in December and all 10 games on St Stephen's Day via its Amazon Prime Video service, which now costs £7.99 (€9) a month or £79 for an annual subscription.

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Amazon, which started as an online retailer, already broadcasts the US Open tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events and National Football League games.

Independent.ie understands that the prospect of a global Premier League television deal could be discussed in the near future, with one rights holder owner working in partnership with the league to broadcast the matches around the world.

"The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world", said Jay Marine, vice president of Prime Video in Europe.

Two of the seven packages of rights available had been left unsold in that last round of deal-making, with the EPL reportedly failing to get its original asking price.

The Premier League is a big part of the BT Sport live sport line-up, which includes the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, the Emirates FA Cup, MotoGP, boxing, Premiership Rugby and European Rugby Champions Cup.

The Premier League have also released details of the rights deals for the Republic of Ireland.

Neither Amazon nor the Premier League said how much the company paid for the rights. However, the entire auction has fallen short of the Premier League's hopes on revenue.

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