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Sky Sports remains the undisputed home of UK sports fans until the end of the decade

Sky Sports remains the undisputed home of UK sports fans until the end of the decade

Sky has acquired the broadcast rights to show a record number of Premier League matches in a new four-year deal. With up to 100 additional matches per season, exclusive live coverage will increase by 70% from 2025/26.

With four packages awarded, the maximum for any single broadcaster, more than 80% of Premier League live matches will be on Sky Sports, and customers can expect at least four live matches each week.

The unparalleled lineup of Premier League football on Sky Sports will include:

  • At least 215 live games per season
  • All first select matches, giving fans the best matches week after week through May 2029
  • Super Sunday remains the main starting point at 4.30pm
  • First and last word on the Premier League weekend with more live matches on Friday and Monday
  • For the first time, all final matches on the final day of the season will be broadcast in one place, creating a real moment for fans
  • In another first, Sky Sports will now be able to present multiple live matches on a number of weekends on Sundays at 2pm
  • Most of the holiday season action, with Boxing Day Premier League football returning on Sky

Dana Strong, Sky Group Chief Executive, said: “This is a fantastic result for Sky customers, who will see a significant increase in the number of matches from the world’s most popular league. We are proud of our long history with the Premier League and look forward to delivering even more engagement, entertainment and innovation until the end of the decade.”

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“Sky is the undisputed home for UK sports fans. Our customers have more of the sports they love and more long-term certainty than ever before, with an unrivaled volume of local football, alongside Formula 1, cricket, golf and the Rugby, tennis and much more.

More people are watching Sky Sports than ever before, with 2023 set to be the strongest viewing year yet across all platforms. The English Premier League, the men's and women's Ashes tournaments, the Ryder Cup, the Solheim Cup, the English Football League and the Women's Super League all broke viewing records driven primarily by the growth of younger audiences and more female viewers.

On Sky Sports and available to non-Sky subscribers via a monthly NOW Sports membership, the Premier League sits alongside more quality sport than anywhere else, including:

  • Formula 1 – All training, qualifications and races until the end of 2029
  • English Football League – Increase coverage to over 1,000 matches per season from 2024/25 in a pioneering five-year partnership
  • English cricket – ECB rights until the end of 2028 with men's and women's domestic international cricket including the next domestic Ashes series, The Hundred, Vitality Blast, County Championship
  • International cricket – All men’s and women’s ICC global events until the end of 2031
  • Scottish Professional Football League – Increase in SPFL matches until 2029
  • Women's football – 35 Women's Premier League matches plus matches from the Scottish Women's Premier League
  • Golf – All four men's Grand Slams, all five women's Grand Slams, the Ryder Cup and Solheim Cup, and the men's and women's tours over multi-year periods
  • Tennis – Year-round tennis from both the ATP and WTA tours for the next five years, plus the US Open through 2028
  • Rugby league – Every Betfred Super League match live for the first time from 2024 to 2026, including all three grand finals – men's, women's and wheelchair
  • Plus international rugby union including the British & Irish Lions 2025 tour of Australia, NFL including the Super Bowl, boxing throughout the year, darts including the PDC World Darts Championship and more.
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