Sky Sports wins Premier League near-live clip rights

DetailsEditor | 23 July 2015

Not content with having the lion's share of live UK rights for Premier League football, Sky Sports has now scored the rights to show clips from every game across its digital platforms.

The three-year agreement, starting from the 2016-17 season, will see match clips being made available to both mobile and online users, with packages that will include in-match content and highlights.

Also as part of the deal, Sky Sports has entered into an exclusive distribution partnership with News UK — whose management owns 39% of Sky — that will see clips also being made available across The Sunday Times, The Times and other newspapers' digital services. Sky Sports claims that up to 35 million users a month access its digital media services, and the company believes that the addition of Premier League highlights from all 380 matches each season will further enhance the award-winning service to customers, delivering more compelling moments on digital platforms.

"Sky Sports is the home of the Premier League and this will allow us to offer our customers even more content across mobile and online," said Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis. "The way people watch sport is changing rapidly and this agreement ensures Sky Sports will continue to offer the best coverage across TV, mobile, online and social media. However they choose to watch, our customers will have all the defining moments from the Premier League at their fingertips for years to come."