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Amazon buys the rights to show 20 Premier League matches a season until 2022

Amazon has been trying to get into the Sports streaming scene for a while now. Last year they bought the rights to show over 2,000 ATP World Tour matches. Today it was announced that Amazon will now have the rights to stream Premier League games.

Amazon will show every game from the first round of midweek fixtures that take place in December, as well as all ten games that take place on Boxing Day. All twenty games will be available for free to Amazon Prime UK subscribers. This deal is the first time that a full round of fixtures will be shown live in the UK.

BT Sport bought up the remaining package of twenty games for £90 million, taking their total to 52 games per season. Sky Sports remains in the lead with the rights to 112 matches.

Amazon will also be making their own weekly highlights show of all the Premier League action. Though there are no details as to how it will work or start broadcasting.

KitGuru Says: Whilst it will be interesting to see how Amazon handles the broadcasting of games, this is yet another subscription UK fans are expected to pay on top of the already exorbitant prices. What do you think about Amazon showing Premier League football?

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