RCI St. Lucia
posted on February 11, 2015 14:31
Sky and BT Sport have paid a record £5.136bn for live Premier League TV rights for three seasons from 2016-17.
The figure represents a 70% increase on Sky and BT's current £3bn deal.
It is unclear whether the increase will affect ticket prices, although Sky pundits and former England internationals Jamie Carragher and Gary Neville said prices should be cut.
The Premier League said £56m a year has been earmarked for grassroots projects, including 50 artificial pitches.
Under the new contract, 168 games will be shown live, at an average cost to the broadcasters of £10.2m per match.