More Premier League on Sky

06 February 2009 04:27
SkyB has confirmed that it has been awarded a fifth package of live Premier League rights.[LNB] Added to the four packages awarded earlier this week (packages A, B, E and F), the Premier League has confirmed that Sky has been awarded package C.[LNB]That means Sky will have 115 exclusively live Premier League matches in each of the 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 seasons. [LNB]Jeremy Darroch, Sky's Chief Executive, said: "We are very pleased with this result. It gives us certainty for the future and ensures that we can continue to offer our viewers the best live Premier League football."[LNB]Vic Wakeling, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: "This is great news for football and for fans. [LNB]"We can offer the big games and a balance of coverage with all 20 clubs live each season - and all in HD. [LNB]"And with new deals for UEFA Champions League and the Football League, plus a range of other games, we can promise over 400 live matches for the next four seasons."[LNB]Sky will pay a total of £1,623 million for the five packages for the three-year period of the new agreements.[LNB]

Source: SKY_Sports