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Amazon reportedly holds talks over Premier League rights

Company said to be consulting industry experts about practicalities

Amazon has reportedly held talks over a possible bid for broadcast rights to the Premier League.

According to the Daily Telegraph, the streamer is considering challenging Sky and BT for domestic coverage and has been consulting industry experts about the practicalities of adding top-flight English football to its portfolio.

The paper says it has spoken to two sources who have confirmed Amazon is discussing the idea of bidding for the rights for three years between 2019-2022.

One source suggested Amazon has “sounded out external experts about exactly what was required in the broadcast of live top-flight football due to its own lack of experience in the field.”

It’s long been thought Amazon wants to break into the football rights market in the UK having already secured the rights to tennis’ ATP World Tour.