Sky Italia secures exclusive three-year Premier League rights deal

23 October 2018 | Broadcasting & New Media
Sky Italia secures exclusive three-year Premier League rights deal
Network to broadcast over 235 English soccer matches per year until 2022.

Pay-TV giant Sky Italia has acquired rights in Italy to exclusive coverage of English soccer’s Premier League for another three seasons.

The broadcaster’s current deal expires at the end of the current campaign. The renewal includes coverage of at least six games per weekend, and coincides with the introduction of a new evening kick-off slot on Saturdays agreed last year by the Premier League in a television deal that topped UK£5 billion.

In total, Sky Italia will broadcast over 235 matches a year from England’s top flight across its range of platforms, adding to its existing coverage in Italy of top-flight soccer from Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga, as well as both major continental competitions the Uefa Champions League and Uefa Europa League. It is also the rights holder for the upcoming Uefa European Championships in 2020.

Away from soccer, the broadcaster also holds rights to Formula One and MotoGP, as well as exclusive coverage of the Wimbledon Grand Slam tennis tournament.

The next domestic cycle for TV rights in the Premier League commences from 2019/20, when tech giant Amazon will broadcast its first live games in the UK after snapping up one of the smaller rights packages in June.

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