According to the Guardian, the Premier League has sold its live television broadcast rights to BSkyB and BT for a total of £3.018bn – a remarkable £1.254bn increase on the current deal.
secured five of the seven packages for 2013-14 to 2015-16, totalling
116 matches a year, while BT, ousting ESPN, acquired the rights for 32
games. Its package includes 18 of the 38 first-choice picks.