Facebook Agrees To Stream Premier League Games From 2019
Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook has reportedly struck a £200 million deal to stream Premier League matches.
All 380 Premier League games played each season from 2019 will be broadcasted by Facebook in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, where BeIN Sports currently holds the exclusive rights.
Amazon recently acquired rights to show 20 matches as money keeps flowing into the coffers of the English Premier League.
The Times claim that Fcaebook has now agreed their own rights deal and will begin work in the lucrative Asian market.
The social media giants has apparently beaten BeIN Sports and Fox Sports Asia to a 3 year contract.
It implies that more money is set to flood into the EPL as more broadcasters tap into its massive global appeal.
In February, Sky and BT paid £4.466bn to show matches between 2019 and 2022.
BT will show 52 live games whiles Sky Sports will show 128 games.
The deal means that next season, EPL clubs are set to break through the £5bn earnings barrier.
Deloitte’s 2016/17 figures saw England’s top flight clubs earning revenues of £4.63bn, almost double the £2.49 bn for Spain’s La Liga.