SKY will pay almost £2million less per match under the new three-year Premier League TV rights deal.
Along with BT they have paid £4.46billion to show 160 live games a season starting in 2019-20.
Sky Sports shelled out £3.579bn for four of the seven packages, totalling 128 games.
BT Sport have paid £295m per season for 32 live games, with two 20-match packages still to be handed out – meaning 200 out of 380 games will be shown each season.
The £4.46bn figure for 160 games is less than Sky and BT paid in the current cycle, where they forked out £5.14bn for 168 live games.
But two of the seven packages, totalling 40 matches, remain unsold and streaming services such as Amazon and Facebook remain in the bidding mix to increase the total value of the deal.
Sky are paying 16 per cent less per game under 2019-2022 rights deal, which equates to around £9.3m per 90 minutes of action – less than the £11.05m-a-game value of the current cycle.
Sky Sports – four packages totalling 128 games
– 32 games on Saturdays at 5.30pm (Package B)
– 24 games on Sundays at 2pm and eight games on Saturdays at 7.45pm (Package C)
– 32 games on Sundays at 4.30pm (Package D)
– 24 games on Mondays or Fridays at 8pm and eight games on Sundays at 2.30pm (Package E)
BT Sport – one package of 32 games
– 32 games on Saturdays at 12.30pm (Package A)
Still to be sold – four packages totalling 40 games
– 20 games from one Bank Holiday and one midweek programme (Package F)
– 20 games from two midweek fixture programmes (Package G)
BT Sport are currently showing 42 games a season, with Sky Sports broadcasting 126 – meaning Sky will show more in the next cycle regardless of who wins the final two packages.
BT currently show the 5.30pm games on a Saturday, but will switch to the lunchtime kick-offs from 2019.
Sky Sports will televise all other matches weekends, including their coveted ‘Super Sunday’ afternoon slot.
They have retained Monday Night Football and Friday night games and will also show eight matches at 7.45pm on a Saturday.
The two unsold packages appear ideal for Amazon or Facebook, with one including 20 matches to be shown from just one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme.
The other still up for grabs includes another 20 games that can be shown from two midweek fixture programmes.
Essentially the two packages allow broadcasters the chance to show every game across four match nights.
Premier League executive chairman Richard Scudamore said: “We are extremely pleased that BT and Sky continue to view the Premier League and our clubs as such an important part of their offering.
“We will now continue the sales process to deliver the best possible outcome for the remaining packages of rights in the UK and throughout the rest of the world.”
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