Amazon has successfully bought the UK rights to broadcast 20 Premier League matches a season, beginning in time for the 2019 season. The business which already includes retail, cloud computing, e-books as well as internet streaming made a successful bid for unsold games and has not yet made any announcement as to how much has been paid, however, the BBC has valued the total at £4.5b.

In order to watch games broadcast by Amazon users will need an Amazon Prime membership, allowing access to the total video streaming service including all television and films hosted on the service. Users can watch matches on their smart mobile devices or smart TV.

In Australia, Optus will have exclusive rights over live matches going into the 2019 season, following on from its semi-exclusive coverage of the World Cup which kicked off last week.

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