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Sky considers free online Premier League highlights in UK – report

UK pay-television broadcaster Sky is reportedly considering offering free online highlights of English Premier League matches in the upcoming season.

The Daily Mail newspaper reported that three-minute clips could be posted on video-sharing website YouTube shortly after matches have concluded.

Until now, Sky has only made highlights clips from matches available to Sky subscribers, aside from short in-play clips that are posted for free on social media platforms.

The 2019-20 season will mark the start of a new three-year domestic rights cycle for the league, with Sky having live rights to a total of 128 games per season through to the end of the 2021-22 campaign.

Last year, the BBC extended a deal for its flagship Saturday night programme Match of the Day to continue offering Premier League highlights until 2022.

However, the report added that the highlights that could be available on YouTube would not feature analysis, as well as being capped at a shorter length than the Match of the Day coverage.

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