The Premier League are set to announce a major investment in their new streaming services this summer, according to The Sport Bet.
The new streaming deal will see Premier League live games streamed on Amazon Prime Video and a new ‘premium’ tier to the service that will bring in additional content.
The news comes just weeks after Premier League owners and their directors approved the transfer of £150 million to Premier League 2 (PL2) which will see the League expand into digital TV and the launch of the Premier League YouTube channel.
The Premier League’s rights deal with Amazon PrimeVideo was first revealed by Sky Sports last week, with the new streaming service launching this summer.
Sky Sports chief operating officer Steve Burke confirmed that the deal will be announced in the coming days.
“We’re very excited about the deal with Premier League,” Burke told Sky Sports News.
“This is going to be a big deal for Premier League content.
It’s going to bring new audiences and we have a really great relationship with the Premier Leagues.”
It’s a great investment in our brand, for the Premier Premier League, and we’re very proud of that.
“Premier League 2, which has been in development for several years, will see a number of different new Premier League titles, including the forthcoming 2018/19 season, in addition to the Premier league’s other domestic and international football fixtures.
The new service will be able to stream matches for £14.99 a month with access to Premier Leaguers live streams.