London – 7 June, 2018 – Amazon and the Premier League today announces that from 2019, live and exclusive Premier League matches, and weekly highlights packages, will be available on Prime Video in the UK at no extra cost to a Prime membership.

The Premier League is the most-watched sports league in the world, and from the 2019/20 season UK Prime members will have exclusive access to watch 20 matches per season, comprising two full fixture rounds – the first December midweek round and the festive Bank Holiday round – featuring live coverage of every Premier League team. This will be the first time a full round of Premier League fixtures will be broadcast live in the UK. In addition, Prime members will be able to watch weekly highlights of all Premier League matches throughout the season.

The Premier League joins Prime Video’s growing stable of live sports, including US Open Tennis, ATP World Tour Tennis events and NFL games, all currently available to watch on Prime Video in the UK at no extra cost to a Prime membership. Premier League matches will also be available alongside Prime Video’s critically acclaimed and award winning Prime Original drama, comedy and sports docu-series.

“We are always looking to add more value to Prime, and we’re delighted to now offer, for the first time, live Premier League matches to Prime members at no extra cost to their membership,” said Jay Marine, Vice President of Prime Video in Europe. “The Premier League is the most watched sports league in the world. Over these two December fixture rounds Prime members will be able to watch every team, every game, so no matter which Premier League team you support, you’re guaranteed to see them play live on Prime Video.”

Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore said: “Amazon is an exciting new partner for the Premier League and we are very pleased they have chosen to invest in these rights.

“Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football – including for the first time in the UK a full round of matches – and we look forward to working with them from season 2019/20 onwards.”

There are more than 100 million Prime members worldwide, including millions of Prime members in the UK. In addition to access to thousands of movies and TV episodes available to stream and download through Prime Video, including critically acclaimed and award winning Prime Original series like The Grand Tour, Transparent, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and The Man In The High Castle, Prime members in the UK enjoy benefits including One-Day delivery on millions of items along with exclusive early access to Amazon Lightning Deals; more than 2 million songs available to stream and download through Prime Music; access to ebooks, recent magazine issues, comics, Kindle Singles, and more through Prime Reading; exclusive discounts on pre-order boxed video games and bonus game content with Twitch Prime; and unlimited photo storage with Prime Photos; all for just £7.99/month, or best value annual membership of £79/year. Find out more at www.amazon.co.uk/prime.

Source: Amazon

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