Amazon Prime to show Merseyside derby in new Premier League broadcast deal

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Amazon Prime have announced they will show the Merseyside derby as part of the two sets of Premier League fixtures they will broadcast in their new deal with the English top flight.

Last summer US tech giants Amazon dipped their toes into the Premier League waters by agreeing a three-year deal to stream 20 Premier League matches a season.

Amazon were reported to have only paid a cut-price £30million a year for broadcasting simultaneously a full round of midweek fixtures in early December followed by a full festive programme. 

Following the full release of the fixtures on Thursday morning, Amazon have now revealed which games they will show in the first of their two packages.

The streaming service will show the first Merseyside derby of the season between Liverpool and Everton on the weekend of December 3-5.

That round of fixtures will be evening kick-offs in midweek and they will also show Manchester United’s game against Tottenham.

Other games over those three nights include Burnley against Manchester City, Chelsea against Aston Villa and Arsenal at home to Brighton.

The second round of Amazon fixtures, scheduled for Boxing Day and December 27, include Leicester against Liverpool, Manchester United against Newcastle and Manchester City’s trip to Wolves. 

Amazon will also stream a weekly highlights show and have begun preliminary talks about additional football programming to support their new content which starts in the 2019-2020 season.

The football will be shown on Amazon Prime Video in the UK at no extra cost to Prime members. 

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