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News UK teams up with Sky Sports to secure another three years of Premier League highlights

By William Turvill

News UK is to continue providing online subscribers with near-live Premier League highlights for at least another four years after entering into a partnership with Sky Sports. (Picture: Reuters)

The publisher of The Sun, Times and Sunday Times has made a three-year agreement, alongside Sky Sports, with the Premier League starting from the 2016/17 season.

News UK chief executive Mike Darcey said: "It was a competitive process with lots of interest from across the industry, which is testament to the innovation displayed by, and intuitive marketing campaigns created by, teams at News UK since first winning the rights in 2013. This new partnership with Sky Sports will undoubtedly bring a better product to market for our customers."

Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis said: "The way people watch sport is changing rapidly and this agreement ensures Sky Sports will continue to offer the best coverage across TV, mobile, online and social media. However they choose to watch, our customers will have all the defining moments from the Premier League at their fingertips for years to come."

News UK has shown near-live Premier League highlights since the beginning of the 2013/14 season, in a three-year deal.

The Times and Sunday Times websites are behind paywalls. The Sun recently reduced its paywall, meaning a number of stories on the newspaper's website are now freely accessible.

The Sky Sports website is currently free to access.

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