Facebook agree Premier League streaming rights deal worth £200m

All 380 Premier League games played each season from 2019 will be broadcast by Facebook in Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, where BeIN Sports currently has exclusive rights.

Amazon has recently acquired rights to show 20 matches as money keeps flowing into the English top flight.

And The Times claim Facebook have now agreed their own rights deal and will begin work in the lucrative Asian market.

The social media giant have apparently beaten BeIN Sports and Fox Sports Asia to a three-year contract.

It means more money is set to flood into the Prem as more broadcasters tap in to its global appeal.

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In February, Sky and BT paid a total of £4.46bn to show matches between 2019 and 2022.

BT will show 52 live games a season with Sky remaining the biggest rights holder with 128.

The deal means Prem clubs are set to break through the £5BILLION earnings barrier next season.

Deloitte’s 2016-17 figures saw England’s top-flight clubs having revenues of £4.63bn, nearly double the £2.49bn for Spain’s La Liga.

The lowdown on Premier League games on Amazon

Amazon Prime have won the rights to 20 live Premier League matches from the 2019-20 season.

For the first time ever, the broadcaster will be showing a full round of fixtures – with fans able to choose which game they want to watch.

However, due to that fact, supporters will NOT be able to enjoy all 20 of Amazon’s matches.

Instead, with the games spread over two full gameweeks, fans are expected to be able to only watch TWO games all season on the streaming service – unless there are lunchtime and evening kick-offs.

The two full sets of fixtures will be shown on Amazon in the first December midweek round and the festive Bank Holiday round.

Amazon Prime recently announced the price of the service would INCREASE – but as yet, no concrete figures have been revealed.

Fans now fear BT Sport may follow suit with their subscription costs.

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