Premier League agree major £6.7bn deal that will impact Newcastle United, Man Utd, Aston Villa and Everton

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There was a major announcement from the Premier League this week - and it will have a major impact on Newcastle United.

The Premier League have announced a record broadcasting deal that will see Newcastle United and their top flight rivals feature in an unprecedented number of live televised fixtures.

The governing body confirmed details of a new £6.7bn deal after they came to an agreement with Sky Sports and TNT Sports that will come into play ahead of the 2025/26 season. The new agreement will see a minimum of 267 of the 380 Premier League fixtures broadcast live on television, with long-term partners Sky taking the lion-share of those fixtures.

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A minimum of 210 games will be shown live by the broadcasting giants as they extend their live coverage of the Premier League into a 34th year and beyond. TNT Sports will show 52 games and every game on the final day of the Premier League season will be broadcast live along with any games that kick-off at 2pm on a Sunday afternoon.

Sky will now show at least four games each weekend and Amazon Prime's coverage will now come to an end with the new agreement. However, there was a major boost for the BBC as they continue with their free-to-air highlights of all 380 games via Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2.

Barbara Slater, BBC Sport Director, said: "Match of the Day remains enduringly popular with audiences and this new agreement with the Premier League is brilliant news for football fans all over the UK.

"For almost 60 years it has been the UK's most discussed football programme, delivering a complete digest of the weekend's action and this enhanced deal with more digital content means we can tell the story of the Premier League every day across BBC Sport platforms."

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Sky will show up to 100 more matches a season, and chief executive Dana Strong said: "We are proud of our long history with the Premier League and look forward to delivering more engagement, entertainment, and innovation to the end of the decade."

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters added: “We are delighted to announce new deals with Sky Sports and TNT Sports that will extend our partnership for a further four years and see more Premier League matches than ever before shown live from 2025/26 onwards.

“As long-standing and valued partners, Sky Sports and TNT Sports are renowned for consistently delivering world-class coverage and programming. We have enjoyed record audiences and attendances in recent seasons, and we know that their continued innovation will drive more people to watch and follow the Premier League.

“We are also extremely pleased to extend our partnership with BBC Sport, which will continue to bring weekly highlights of all Premier League matches to the widest possible audience in the UK. Match of the Day has been an institution for generations of football fans in this country and remains incredibly popular with fans of all ages.

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“The outcome of this process underlines the strength of the Premier League and is testament to our clubs, players and managers who continue to deliver the world’s most competitive football in full stadiums, and to supporters, who create an unrivalled atmosphere every week.”

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