The Premier League has seen a decline in the money raised from the sale of rights to broadcast matches in the UK.In total BT and Sky bid £4.4bn to screen the lion's share of 200 games for each season between 2019-2022.That amount falls short of the £5.1bn the Premier League netted in 2015.Two packages to show 20 midweek matches are still to be sold, but experts say it is unlikely they will raise enough to top the previous rights deal."I don't think that those two packages by themselves are going to bridge the gap between what the domestic rights were sold for last time and what they're going for this time," said Dan Jones, head of the sports business group at the accountancy firm Deloitte.In 2012, BT and Sky paid £3bn for the rights to show matches between 2013 and 2015, up from £1.77bn in
Sky Sports and BT have agreed to pay £4.464bn to show 160 Premier League games a season from 2019/20 until 2021/22.The broadcasters are splashing out less than last time, when they paid a total of £5.136bn for 168 games.Sky, the owner of Sky News, will pay £3.6bn to show 128 matches per season, two more than under the last deal, while BT will screen 32 games, down from 42 in the previous arrangement - paying £885m.Under the latest expanded deal, which in total offers 200 games for broadcast, there are still two packages of 20 fixtures a season each on the table - and "interest from multiple bidders", according to the Premier League.On average, the price per game under the newly agreed deal is about £9.3m - less than the average £10.2m last time, though each of the seven "packages" of right
Media playback is not supported on this device Tottenham Hotspur cruised into the fifth round of the FA Cup with a comfortable 2-0 victory over League Two side Newport County at Wembley.Spurs needed a late Harry Kane goal to rescue a 1-1 draw in the first meeting, but never looked in danger in the replay once Moussa Sissoko's cross diverted in off Newport's Dan Butler.A fine finish from Erik Lamela gave Mauricio Pochettino's side a comfortable advantage at the interval that they never looked like surrendering.There are 75 places between Spurs and the Exiles but there were no scares for the hosts this time around with the gulf in class obvious as the Premier League side strolled through to a fifth-round visit to Rochdale.Newport showed tr...
The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when the next television rights deal is agreed.The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all take time out in mid-season.The Football Association has previously said a winter break is not feasible until the end of the current television deal in 2019.Talks have been ongoing for several months, and are understood to have been constructive.A January break has been under discussion which, if agreed, would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule.If you are viewing this page on the BBC News app please click here to vote.VoteAn announcement on the next Premier League TV rights is expected next week. The league is seeking an increase on the current £5.14bn deal which includes 168 live matches a season, with Sky
Thursday, February 1, 2018Dan Windle is joined in studio by Matt Stanger of the Totally Football League show and former Southampton midfielder turned Sky Sports pundit, David Prutton.They reflect on a busy deadline day across the EFL and look ahead to the return of a full fixture schedule following the FA Cup fourth-round.They also get the latest from Jack Gaughan of the Daily Mail on the ownership circus at Blackpool and former Portsmouth midfielder David Norris joins the show for another Football League flashback.Let's block ads! (Why?)