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Sky Sports claims 2013/14 will be its biggest season ever as it is awarded more Premier League rights


By Jennifer Faull, Deputy Editor

January 23, 2013 | 2 min read

As part of a three year agreement with Barclays Premier League, Sky Sports will be offering its customers more coverage of the 226 matches not shown live on television, as well as goals and key moments for other programming such as Sky Sports News and magazine shows including Goals on Sunday and Soccer Saturday.

The deal has meant that, starting from August, there will be a full 90-minute replay of the best Saturday 3pm match from 8pm that evening and a choice of 45-minute highlights from all Saturday 3pm fixtures, available via Sky’s interactive red button service at 10pm.

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “This is fantastic news for Sky Sports viewers who will continue to enjoy unrivalled coverage of the Barclays Premier League on TV and wherever they are with Sky Go. We’ll give fans the first chance to see extended highlights of all the matches every Saturday, as well as the key moments throughout the week.

“Add these rights to our 116 live matches from next season, which include MNF and Super Sunday double-headers, and Sky Sports truly remains the home of the Barclays Premier League.”

He continued: “This is the latest in a series of rights agreements that has seen us secure an unrivalled offering of sports across the UK and Ireland. In 2013 alone, our viewers can enjoy live Barclays Premier League and UEFA Champions League football, Ashes cricket home and away, British & Irish Lions tour, three of golf’s Majors, F1TM and the Solheim Cup.”

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