In a massive move in the online bidding wars for sporting events, Amazon have secured the rights to broadcast Premier League matchups from 2019/20 onwards.
Streaming giants Amazon announced today that they have bought the rights to show 52 Premier League matchups a season starting after the 2018/19 season’s conclusion.
Available to those who have an Amazon Prime membership – which costs £79 a year or £7.99 a month – the deal will see those who subscribe granted the ability to watch a select number of games per season as well as a weekly highlight show.
And while some supporters have protested that this move will harm the attendance of fans making the trip to see their club’s away fixtures according to the BBC, overall – with the way the world is changing – the deal could be seen as a major positive for the advancement of the sport on whole.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena