The Premier League revealed on Monday that it has secured a historic £6.7 billion ($8.45 billion) domestic television rights agreement for a four-year term beginning in the 2025/26 season.
The existing deal, valued at around £5 billion over a three-year cycle covering 200 matches per season, will be surpassed by this new record deal.
Described as the “largest sports media rights deals ever concluded in the UK,” the Premier League celebrated agreements with various broadcasters.
Sky Sports and TNT Sports retained their live match broadcasting rights, while Amazon, currently showing 20 matches per season, is not included in the upcoming cycle.
Sky is set to broadcast a minimum of 215 live matches per season, and TNT will cover 52.
The new deal includes BBC Sport and its Match of the Day highlights program. While the Saturday afternoon blackout remains to protect lower-league attendances, all matches outside of those scheduled for 3:00 pm on Saturdays will be broadcast live for the first time.
Despite the headline-making figure, the Premier League is selling more games over an extended period.
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters emphasized the league’s strength and the dedication of clubs, players, and managers to delivering highly competitive football.
Masters also highlighted the significant financial certainty the new deal provides for clubs throughout professional football until at least 2029.
This marks the first Premier League tender process since 2016, as the previous deal was extended in 2021 for an additional three years due to the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.
Premier League clubs already enjoy a considerable financial advantage over their European counterparts due to more lucrative domestic and international TV rights deals.