Sky Sports adds Premier League ‘near live’ and mobile clips
November 13, 2018
By Nik Roseveare
From the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports will provide ‘near-live’ extended Premier League highlights and mobile clip rights to its package so subscribers in the UK and Ireland can follow every key moment via the option that suits them best.
Sky will provide in-game goals and clips from all matches on mobile devices – even those not televised – plus extended highlights and on-demand through the Game of the Day and Match Choice options.
Sky Sports Managing Director Barney Francis said “The Premier League continues to be a captivating competition that we all love, so we’re delighted to add the final pieces of the puzzle from next season so that fans can continue to follow the whole story with Sky Sports. Mobile clips and On Demand highlights are a really important element of what we offer, when combined with the 128 live games, it means for a Sky Sports customer they’ve got the Premier League totally covered.”
Richard Scudamore, Premier League Executive Chairman, added: “Sky Sports provides brilliant Premier League content for fans of our clubs and we are very pleased they have chosen to invest in these rights. Viewers increasingly want more choice over how and when they consume our competition and Sky’s ability to complement these digital clip and on-demand rights with their extensive live-match coverage is great news for fans.”