Adds 20 more Premier League matches to line-up from the 2019/20 season

Amazon Prime Premier League live stream BT Sky

Amazon Prime Premier League live stream BT Sky

Package F, acquired by Amazon Prime Video, includes the right, for the first time in the United Kingdom, to make available a full round of live Premier League matches.

So, the upshot is that if you want to (lawfully) watch all the top flight matches being broadcast from 2019 onwards, you'll need a Sky Sports subscription (£70-odd per month all in), BT Sport (£50-ish) and Amazon Prime.

The 20 additional matches will cost the telco £90m, bringing the total cost for 52 games to £975 million over three years.

However that proved not to be the case, with Sky taking four packages of the seven available and BT one, leaving two unsold.

Amazon is making its first foray into the broadcast of live Premier League football in the UK.

The specific matches are yet to be announced (unsurprisingly, given they're still a year away), but ten of them are expected to be streamed live over a bank holiday weekend, while the other ten will be of midweek games, reports The Guardian. Today's Premier League announcement, and the recent deal with NOW TV, means BT TV customers will have access to all of the best exclusively live sporting action in the UK.

Amazon will make the Premier League available to Amazon Prime members.

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If prices remain as they are, it seems that the cheapest monthly cost of Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video packages that cover all the live games will set you back £66.48 a month.

Amazon Prime already broadcasts live sports, such as the US Open tennis and NFL American football.

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: "Amazon is an exciting new partner for the Premier League and we are very pleased they have chosen to invest in these rights".

"We are always looking to add more value to Prime", Jay Marine, vice president of Amazon Prime Video in Europe, said in a statement. The only problem is that most of those companies failed to take the Premier League's bait. From 2019-20, the start of the next three-year rights cycle, any increase in the current worldwide rights package, which is inevitable, will be distributed according to league position.

The Premier League have also released details of the rights deals for the Republic of Ireland.

The deal underlines Amazon's ambition to take on traditional pay-TV broadcasters in the multi-billion dollar battle for sports rights. However, the entire auction has fallen short of the Premier League's hopes on revenue.

The Premier League is easing into doling out fixtures to streaming video.

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