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Premier League chairmen voted unanimously for Saturday night football

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Premier League chairmen have voted unanimously for Saturday night football, with the rights set to go out to auction before Christmas.

A minimum of 190 Premier League games will be televised live in Britain from start of the 2019-20 season.

The proposed additional 22-42 matches per season would apparently see the introduction of regular Saturday night football and simultaneous live matches.

The new package of Saturday night games is likely to be offered to broadcasters, along with more midweek and Bank Holiday matches.

The new contracts will replace the record £5.136bn deal struck with Sky and BT Sport in 2015.

That three-season agreement represented a 70% increase on the previous £3bn deal and involved 168 games being shown each season at an average cost to the broadcasters of £10.2m per match.

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