Arsenal, Chelsea and Tottenham were among the Premier League clubs to approve a proposal for more top-flight fixtures to be shown live. The agreement could result in a lot more games being broadcast live and potentially a whole new package being available in the next TV deal.
All 20 Premier League clubs voted through the proposal at an online meeting on Thursday, September 28 and that will now be put forward to TV companies in the coming weeks, according to The Mirror. Following the approval from the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea and Spurs, it could see a major change to the current £5.1billion three-year deal — with the live rights shared between Sky, TNT Sports and Amazon who currently show 200 games each season.
The last TV deal that was agreed between the Premier League and broadcasters was “rolled over” until 2025 at the same value as the previous agreement for 2019-22 due to the financial impact from Covid. This could see Premier League clubs expect a big increase in revenue, especially with more games likely to be made available to broadcasters.
It may also see a new broadcaster come into the market. However, it seems likely that Amazon and TNT Sports will look to expand the number of games they currently show compared to Sky Sports.
Amazon have two live gameweeks, TNT Sports — formerly BT Sport — show 52 games, while Sky have 128 fixtures available. Premier League bosses have reiterated that there is nothing concrete about how many extra games will be made available for broadcasters — or whether a new package could be brought in.
The Saturday 3pm TV blackout is set to remain in place, but one solution that would appeal to viewers could be to make all other games available. Overseas broadcast rights have drasticallyRead on football.london