Everton fans in England are slowly moving closer and closer to being able to watch every Premier League game on television (or online) with the entrance of a new broadcaster this upcoming season.
Global online shopping giant Amazon have been working hard to increase their footprint in the television and film market over the last few years with their Prime offering, and have broadcast some live sports in the United States too. Now they enter the Premier League fray for 2019-20 with twenty games on their docket.
Amazon have secured the rights for 10 live games on a yet-to-be-named Bank Holiday, and all 10 games to be played on Boxing Day, a traditionally iconic day for fans. Fans will need to be members of the Prime program to watch the games, which costs £79/year or £7.99/month. The matches can be streamed through Prime on a Smart television, mobile device or through the Amazon Fire TV Stick.
Of the total 380 games to be played next season, an all-time high of 200 will be available to viewers in the United Kingdom, up from the 168 in 2018-19. Of that, Everton had 18 of their 38 games televised live last season.
This is how the 200 games will be distributed (courtesy of the Daily Post) -
Package A - BT Sport: 32 matches on Saturdays at 12.30pm BST
Package B - Sky Sports: 32 matches on Saturdays at 5.30pm BST
Package C - Sky Sports: 24 matches on Sundays at 2pm BST, 8 matches on Saturdays at 7.45pm BST
Package D - Sky Sports: 32 matches on Sundays at 4.30pm BST
Package E - Sky Sports: 24 matches on Mondays at 8pm BST, or Fridays at 7.30pm/8pm BST and eight matches on Sundays at 2pm BST
Package F - Amazon: 10 matches from one Bank Holiday matchday, 10 matches on Boxing Day
Package G - BT Sport: 20 matches from two midweek matchdays
Everton made £21.15 million from those 18 games broadcast live, and will have an opportunity to make even more next season should they see an increase in that number. This is in addition to the equal shares of British television rights - £34.36m, international television rights - £43.18m, and central commercial income - £4.97m.