Published: Tue, July 10, 2018
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Facebook agrees €226m Premier League deal

Facebook agrees €226m Premier League deal

Leicester City will again kick off the new Premier League season when they play Manchester United on a Friday night in the first televised match.

No figure was announced for the Amazon rights buy but it was released that BT will pay £90 million over three years for the final United Kingdom package of 20 live and exclusive mid-week games each season.

It was recently reported that Facebook was in negotiations to acquire exclusive broadcast rights for Premier League games in Asia.

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Facebook of course is hugely popular with people in Thailand - as is English Premier League football.

Albion are still a big attraction for the TV companies in their second season in the Premier League. Facebook has been serious about bringing sports streams to its platform and it has even hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton for the goal. The company, which made its intentions clear with a US$600 million bid for Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket past year, 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.

The decision made by the majority of the 20 top flight clubs sees the summer window close on August 9, two days prior to the league's opening fixtures - 22 days less than in previous years.

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