Premier League: Netflix-style streaming service being considered as TV rights deal expected to exceed £4.35 billion

10 February 2020

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Photo: Getty Images Eventually the league will convert to a mix of direct consumer and media rights sales, the Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, told media last week.

Eventually the league will convert to a mix of direct consumer and media rights sales, the Premier League's chief executive, Richard Masters, told media last week.

Masters also said he was "optimistic" the next overseas TV rights deal will exceed the current level.

Reducing the number of foreign players allowed would damage the league's standing, according to Masters.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The Premier League has become the latest challenger to traditional broadcasting, revealing plans for its own streaming service.

The move follows La Liga, which in January launched a new dedicated 24/7 channel in the UK and Ireland, as well as UEFA, which last year unveiled its own over-the-top (OTT) streaming platform. Several football clubs, including Liverpool and Manchester City, have also launched their own similar platforms. 

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