Last month I wrote about the upcoming auction for the 2019-22 Premier League seasons. Yesterday is was announced that BSkyB and BT had won the rights to 5 of the 7 packages on offer. This means a possible continuation of the status quo. Only when the final two package winners are revealed will it become clear if the current duopoly is move towards an oligopoly of sorts.
To update on what we now know, the table below is an updated version of last month's blog post. The only significant change is BT's recapturing of the Saturday lunchtime kick-off, a slot they held from 2013-2016. Sky's monopoly of Sunday football will last for at least 20 years (1992 to 2022).
With Package F and G still up for grabs the current outlay by BSkyB and BT has reached $4.46 billion. The two smaller packages of 20 games each will probably push the total somewhere close to £5.5 billion. The graphic below illustrates where things stand right now.