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Sky Sports Continues to Innovate Premier League Coverage


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The English Premier League agrees new deal with Sky Sports which introduces in-play goals and highlights on mobile devices from next season.

With viewing on the rise and more people enjoying the drama the Premier League provides, Sky Sports has added the near-live extended highlights and mobile clip rights to its package so viewers can follow every key moment in the way that suits them best.

From the 2019-20 season in the UK and Ireland, Sky Sports customers will be able to enjoy:

• 128 exclusively live Premier League matches each season, including every weekend top pick

• In-game goals and clips for mobile devices from Sky Sports live matches and all other games not televised live

• Extended highlights and On Demand through Game of the Day and Match Choice

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 said: “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.”

More and more people are enjoying the Premier League on Sky Sports, with a 12% increase in viewing year-on-year capturing the continued appeal of the top flight. Sky Sports has also had four separate matches with an average audience of more than 2 million people.

And as a multi-platform broadcaster, Sky Sports’ Premier League coverage extends beyond its dedicated channel to an array of ways to follow from TV to mobile to On Demand and more.

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