Sky Sports has completed its set of Premier League rights in the UK through to 2019, securing near-live extended highlights to add to its live schedule, the network has announced.
“Sky Sports has never been in a stronger position with this deal cementing our position as the first choice for sports fans. It completes the set and is more good news for Sky Sports viewers having already secured more live Premier League matches from the 2016/17 season, as well as clips from every match available on mobile and online. We are giving fans more ways to watch extended highlights, with the content now available on demand in the individual club section so fans can catch up on the action when they want.” – Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis
From next season the new deal coincides with newly added mobile clips from all 380 Premier League matches, as well as live rights to 126 games. The three year agreement gives Sky Sports viewers extended highlights of all 212 Premier League matches not broadcast live on television and for the first time, fans will also be able to watch these extended highlights with the On Demand service.
On Saturdays one entire match not already broadcast live will be available to view from 8pm, with the remaining games showing from 10.30pm. On all other days, non-live games will be available from 10pm. Every Premier League club has a dedicated section within Sky Sports on demand where the highlights will sit alongside club news, views and match action.
The agreement also enables extended highlights to be shown within long-running highlights programme Goals on Sunday, as well as use of goals and key moments within Gillette Soccer Saturday and Sky Sports News HQ over the three seasons.