The BBC will continue to broadcast Premier League highlights for at least the next three years with a new multi-year contract awarded in a deal thought to be worth £204m.
“We’re keeping Premier League highlights on BBC for a further three years through to and including the 2018/19 season,” read a post on the Match of the Day official Twitter feed.
This is considers to be good enws for the BBC, as ITV were expected to bid for the highlights package, now that they have lost thier Champions League and FA Cup rights.
But it’s understood that ITV did not even consdier a bid, despite reports that they would.
WHO HAS THE BROADCAST RIGHTS?
ITV – England internationals, Champions League, Europa League
Sky Sports – Premier League, Champions League, other home nations internationals, League Cup, Football League
BBC – Premier League highlights, FA Cup, Football League highlights
BT Sport – Premier League, FA Cup, Europa League
ITV – England international games, Champions League and Europa League highlights
Sky Sports – Premier League, other home nations internationals, League Cup, Football League
BBC – Premier League highlights, FA Cup
BT Sport – Premier League, FA Cup, Champions League, Europa League