Twitter Reacts To The Breathtaking £5.1bn Premier League Sky & BT Sport Broadcasting Deal

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The news has caused heated debate. 

Sky Sports and BT Sport will pay an absolutely astonishing £5.136bn for rights to live broadcasts of Premier League fixtures for three seasons – starting from the 2016/17 campaign.

Sky have edged BT in being awarded five out of seven packages available – Friday and Monday evenings, along with Saturday and Sunday afternoons – equalling to 126 live Premier League fixtures per campaign from 2016-2019.

While BT have been granted 42 matches per season – with the broadcaster given the rights for the 5.30pm kick-offs on Saturdays.

Twitter has of course reacted with great hysteria to the news, as journalists and former Premier League stars have had their say, with the biggest talking point being that the deal should help grass-roots football and ticket-pricing:

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