New Premier League broadcast rights agreed

Sky Business and TNT Sports have confirmed their share of Premier League matches.

Pubs and bars which show live sport now know which broadcasters have secured live Premier League coverage until 2029. 

As a key driver in footfall, live Premier League matches are often used by operators to plan their weekend trading around. 

In the first Premier League tender process for its rights since 2018, Sky Business has been awarded four of the five packages, including Saturday 5.30pm kick-offs, Sunday 2pm and 4.30pm kick-offs, plus evening games on Mondays and Fridays, and three midweek rounds. 

Sky will show a minimum of 215 matches a season and for the first time will now be able to offer multiple live matches on a number of weekends at 2pm on Sundays. It will also air all 10 matches on the final day of each season.

TNT Sports, formerly known as BT Sport, will show a minimum of 52 matches a season, including all 12.30pm kick-offs on Saturdays and two midweek match rounds.

"There's nothing quite like live sport when it comes to bringing people together, and this announcement is a fantastic result for our customers," says Damian Saunders, Sky Business hospitality managing director. "Pubs and clubs with Sky will now be able to show 80% of live Premier League broadcast matches in their venues from the start of the 2025/26 season. 

"This is a significant increase in the number of Premier League matches available, bringing certainty to their business and giving their customers the games they love until the end of decade."

Amazon, which shows 20 Premier League matches per season under the current deal, has not secured rights in the new agreement.

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