Thursday, 15 November, 2018

Facebook Broadcast Deal For Premier League Games Confirmed

The Premier League trophy The Premier League trophy
Shannon Reynolds | 10 July, 2018, 14:32

Its deal with the Premier League will allow Facebook to broadcast live games in Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, and Laos for the 2019-2020 season.

The earlier closure of the window also means foreign clubs are able to wait until the Premier League can only sell overseas before making approaches to English clubs to pick up players at a cut price - leaving them with no ability to bring in a replacement. The deal which cost Facebook around £200 million will allow the Social Media giant to strengthen its position in sports.

The rights package includes all 380 Premier League matches each season in what is Facebook's biggest move into the live sports market to date.

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However, the action will only be available to their Amazon Prime UK subscribers, which is the online seller's premium service available for a fee.

Amazon has recently acquired rights to show 20 matches as money keeps flowing into the English top flight. The company, which made its intentions clear with a US$600 million bid for Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket a year ago, recently hired Eurosport chief executive Peter Hutton to head up its global live sports programming division, with a brief to increase the platform's sports offering.

Facebook made their intentions well known earlier this year when they hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead their interest in live streaming sports worldwide.

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