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BT wins rights to more live Premier League matches

BT Sport studios

BT has won exclusive live rights to 42 Premier League matches per season from August 2016 for three years.

The new rights will see BT Sport show a live Saturday evening game every Premier League weekend from 2016-17 for three seasons. Securing the prime evening TV viewing slot will allow BT to build on its current Saturday programming and appeal to an even larger audience.

It will also enhance BT Sport’s existing schedule of football, rugby and other international sport, including all the live footballing action from the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues starting this summer.

BT also has live rights to the FA Cup for the next three years and live football matches from top-flight European leagues, including Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1.

And from 2015-16, BT Sport will now be the only channel showing live action from four key tournaments: Premier League, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and the FA Cup.

We will announce how we will offer these matches closer to the start of the 2016-17 season and in the mean time will continue to seek to make Premier League matches as widely available and as affordable as possible. .

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