Sky Sports has completed its set of Premier League rights in the UK through to 2019, securing near-live extended highlights to add to its live schedule and further strengthen its position as the home of sport.
From next season, the new deal coincides with newly added mobile clips from all 380 Premier League matches, as well as live rights to 126 games – more than ever before – ensuring Sky Sports customers in the UK have unrivalled choice when following the Premier League.
The three-year agreement gives Sky Sports viewers extended highlights of all 212 Premier League matches not broadcast live on television and for the first time, fans will also be able to watch these extended highlights On Demand whenever they want to.
Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said Sky Sports had never been in a stronger position with the deal cementing its position as the first choice for sports fans. “It completes the set and is more good news for Sky Sports viewers having already secured more live Premier League matches from the 2016/17 season, as well as clips from every match available on mobile and online. We are giving fans more ways to watch extended highlights, with the content now available on demand in the individual club section so fans can catch up on the action when they want.“
On Saturdays one entire match not already broadcast live will be available to view from 8pm, with the remaining games showing from 10.30pm. On all other days, non-live games will be available from 10pm.
Every Premier League club has a dedicated section within Sky Sports on demand where the highlights will sit alongside club news, views and match action.
The agreement also enables extended highlights to be shown within long-running highlights programme Goals on Sunday, as well as use of goals and key moments within Gillette Soccer Saturday and Sky Sports News HQ over the three seasons.
The coverage is available across TV, mobile, online and tablet devices through Sky Go. Sky Sports will offer at least four more seasons of the Premier League, with 116 live games this season increasing to 126 from the 2016/17 season onwards.
The live and highlights coverage is supported by extensive news, review and analysis on Sky Sports News HQ, and a multi-platform digital sports service. Sky Sports for Mobile is the country’s most downloaded sports content App, skysports.com is read by 10 million users each week, while Sky Sports has a reach of 20 million each month on social media.