BT Sport, Sky Sports and beIN Sport are in the running for a huge new deal for Premier League live broadcasting rights, which looks set to send revenue through the roof for all twenty clubs.
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Figures of up to £4.4 billion are being mooted, which will make the deal the second largest for any sports league in the world behind American Football’s NFL.
That will cover the TV rights from the 2016-17 season up until the end of the 2018-19 campaign – a remarkable total for a three year deal.
A key factor in the bumper increase in cost will be the fact that there will be Friday night games in the forthcoming calendar – which could be a preferable option for teams playing in the UEFA Champions League.
Managers of those sides have regularly complained that late Saturday and Sunday afternoon kickoffs have not given their players enough time to recover for away trips, and a Friday evening match could prove a good alternative option.