Amazon's package means the streaming giant will have exclusive access to watch 20 matches per season, comprising two full fixture rounds - the first December midweek round and the festive Bank Holiday round - featuring live coverage of every Premier League team.
"Prime Video will be an excellent service on which fans can consume live Premier League football - including for the first time in the United Kingdom a full round of matches - and we look forward to working with them from season 2019-20 onwards".
Amazon has secured the rights to show English Premier League football matches for the first time in further evidence of their financial might in the bidding wars for sports events, the league said Thursday. The first midweek round in December will be streamed on Prime Video, followed by streaming of the Boxing Day round later that month. BT bought the other package for £885m, down from its current £960m and for fewer matches. Viewers will be able to watch weekly highlights of all Premier League matches throughout the season, the press release said.
The matches will be streamed via Prime Video UK at no extra expense to Prime subscribers, which otherwise costs £7.99 a month or £79 per year.
Any change to the Premier League's rules needs a two-thirds majority - at least 14 of the 20 clubs - and the big six failed to achieve this at a league shareholders' meeting in October, prompting fears that the league's successful approach to selling its rights collectively was about to collapse, with some suggesting the big six could be tempted to form a European super league.
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The Sky/BT duopoly of Premier League football has come to an end.
In future less of your Premier League viewing habits will be satisfied through a standard Sky Sports television subscription.
Amazon will make the Premier League available to Amazon Prime members. It also adds to Amazon's growing list of sports rights in Britain, which include US Open tennis. While most large rights packages in the United States are for seven seasons or more, the Premier League offers only three-season blocks, lowering the get-in cost.
"When the Premier League was formed in 1992 nobody could have envisaged the scale of worldwide growth in the competition which exists now", said Scudamore.
"Crucially, Amazon does not need to offer the best matches to boost take-up of Prime but only some matches", they said.