UP to 270 Prem games will be screened live from 2025-26 — with clubs on the verge of agreeing the new TV packages.
League bosses outlined the proposed new schedule in yesterday’s meeting of the 20 top flight CEOs.
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The new deal — expected to be confirmed next week — will bring a significant increase on the 200 matches shown in the current TV contracts with Sky, TNT Sports and Amazon.
It is understood there will be an increase in Saturday clashes at 7.45pm — although Prem bosses insist the idea of Sunday evening matches has been dismissed.
Club and League chiefs both hope that offering more games will see the value of the domestic deal increase when the packages go out to tender over the coming weeks.
The overseas deals for the 2025-28 cycle are already higher than for the domestic packages, taking the overall value of overseas deals above the existing £5.5bn tally.
Recent reports have suggested that officials are also open to discussions surrounding the 3pm blackout.
The blackout law was introduced before the establishment of the Premier League back in 1992.
It is a rule that prohibits any football match from being broadcast on live television in the UK on Saturdays between 2:45pm and 5:15pm.
However, officials are allegedly considering adjusting the rules to support the women’s game.
Dawn Airey, chair of the Women’s Super League, believes the women’s top tier will become a billion-pound enity.
She said: “That isn’t the figure we just plucked from the air, it is based on a pretty decent and detailed business plan for over the course of the next 10 years.
“We look at the growth of attendances, we look at the growth of engagement and broadcast, we look at the increased interest in sponsorship and marketing opportunities, and then we start being more imaginative about what attending a women’s game means.
“Not just watching the game, but everything that goes on around it, is there potential for clubs to think differently about their revenues?”