The 2019-22 rights to show the English Premier League games have been sold for £4.464bn, with two live packages still up for grabs.
BT Sport has retained their rights for three-more years at £295m per season for 32 games, which makes up one package. Sky won the rights to four tranches, paying £3.579bn for a three-year deal to show 128 games per season.
The overall money paid is lower than that of the Premier League’s last deal, which was worth £5.14bn for 2015-19.
However, it is still at 90% of the previous deal, with two remaining packages to be sold. These last two are more experimental, and are designed to attract an internet platform. There has been speculation that Amazon, Facebook, Netflix or Twitter would throw in a bid.
This new deal marks 30 years since a top-flight English match was shown live on terrestrial TV.