Sky Italia retains Premier League rights

Pay-television broadcaster Sky Italia has extended its deal for rights to England’s Premier League.

Sky has acquired exclusive rights in Italy in a three-season deal, from 2019-20 to 2021-22.

Sky Sport channels will broadcast more than 235 matches per season, with more than six match offered every match-week, including the Friday-evening match, the new Saturday-night fixture at 8.45pm Italian time and Monday Night Football.

The Sky Sport Football channel will be the home of the Premier League for satellite and fibre customers, while Sky Sport Uno will provide a selection of matches every weekend via digital-terrestrial.

The Premier League will remain in Sky’s football portfolio alongside Serie A, the Uefa Champions League and Europa League, German Bundesliga and Uefa Euro 2020.