Premier League football remains on BT Sport
Jake is delighted at the news Premier League football will firmly remain on BT Sport for the next three years.
BT is to show even more live top-flight football matches on its BT Sport TV channels after winning exclusive live rights to 42 Premier League matches in each of the 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons. This is an increase of four matches per season on the current 38.
The new rights will see BT Sport show a live Saturday evening game every Premier League weekend from 2016/17 for three seasons. This will allow BT to build on its current Saturday programming and appeal to an even larger audience, having secured the prime evening TV viewing slot.
These new Premier League games from 2016/17 will be added to the 350 exclusive live matches from the UEFA Champions League and Europa League that BT Sport will be showing from both tournaments starting this summer. The channel also has live rights to the FA Cup for the next three years.
42 matches per season, many games at 5.30pm on a Saturday evening and midweek evening games too.— Jake Humphrey (@mrjakehumphrey) February 10, 2015
BT Sport currently shows around 50 live matches each season featuring Premier League clubs. It will show around 115 of these matches from the 2015/16 season onwards when all competitions featuring Premier League clubs are taken into account.
Football fans will enjoy a wide variety of football coverage with BT Sport. The channels will show exclusive live action from the Premier League, FA Cup and the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. Customers will also enjoy live football matches from top-flight European leagues, including Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1.