Sky awarded more Premier League rights

Earlier this week Sky was awarded four packages and the Premier League confirmed on Friday that they have also been awarded a fifth.

Jeremy Darroch, Sky’s Chief Executive, said: “We are very pleased with this result. It gives us certainty for the future and ensures that we can continue to offer our viewers the best live Premier League football.”

Vic Wakeling, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “This is great news for football and for fans.

“We can offer the big games and a balance of coverage with all 20 clubs live each season – and all in HD.

“And with new deals for UEFA Champions League and the Football League, plus a range of other games, we can promise over 400 live matches for the next four seasons.”

BSkyB have paid a total of £1.623 million for the five packages for the three-year period.