Sky Sports and TNT Sports will pay £1.675 billion for one season of Premier League broadcasts. The AP agency called this amount double what they were able to collect from the league’s television companies in Germany, Italy or Spain.
The current contract is worth 1.66 billion per season, the ČTK agency pointed out.
The new contract is signed for a four-year period, which means that the Premier League will receive a total of 6.7 billion pounds, which is roughly 190 billion crowns at the current exchange rate.
In the Czech Republic, television work was auctioned recently: The rights to broadcast the domestic top competition remained with O2, but the price was not officially announced. It is speculated to be worth around 450 million crowns.
The Premier League said the announced deal for English football rights is a record deal for sports broadcasting rights in the UK.
Sky Sports always broadcasts at least 215 matches per season, TNT Sports gets 52 matches.
In the Czech Republic, the Premier League is broadcast by Canal+.