Premier League to auction TV rights


LONDON

The English Premier League is preparing to receive bids from broadcasters for the latest set of rights that will help to determine the wealth of clubs and players in the coming years.

Sealed bids must be submitted on Friday morning for the right to show 200 of the 380 matches each season between 2019 and 2022.

In the 2016-2019 cycle, Sky and BT are paying 5.14 billion pounds ($7 billion) for the rights to show 168 matches between them in Britain. On top of that, overseas broadcasters who can show all 380 matches per season are currently contributing more than 3 billion pounds over three years.

There would only be an announcement about the new domestic deals on Friday if bidding in the auction did not go to a second round.

Staff/wire report

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