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Sky Sports to show Premier League goals on mobile platforms

Wednesday, July 22nd 2015 by Phil Wilkinson-Jones

Football fans will be able to watch goals from every Premier League game on their mobile phones from the start of 2016/17 season.

Sky Sports has won the rights to show near-live clips of matches across its digital platforms.

Mobile and online subscribers will be able to access packages that will include in-match content and highlights.

Sky Sports has also signed an exclusive distribution deal with News UK that will see clips made available across The Sun, The Times and The Sunday Times digital services.

In February, Sky won the rights to broadcast 126 live Premier League games per season between 2016-17 and 2018-19.

The £5.13bn deal also saw BT secure the rights to 42 games a season.

This coming season, which kicks off on 8 August, Sky Sports will show 116 Premier League games as well as 127 matches from the Sky Bet Football League, action from the Capital One Cup and over 30 games from the Scottish Professional Football League.

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: “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.

“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.”

Up to 35m users a month access Sky Sports’ digital media services and Sky Sports for Mobile is the country’s most downloaded sports content app.

Mike Darcey, CEO of News UK, said: “We are delighted to be teaming up with Sky Sports for this exclusive distribution partnership, which gives us the green light to continue bringing Premier League clips to our engaged customers for another three years.

“It was a competitive process with lots of interest from across the industry, which is testament to the innovation displayed by, and intuitive marketing campaigns created by, teams at News UK since first winning the rights in 2013.

“This new partnership with Sky Sports will undoubtedly bring a better product to market for our customers.”

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