Premier League TV Rights Deal: 7 Other Things £5.14 Billion Could Get You

11/02/2015 10:46 GMT | Updated 11/02/2015 10:59 GMT
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A TV cameraman films as a throw in is taken during the English Premier League football match between Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, northwest England, on February 10, 2015. England's Premier League announced February 10, 2015 a record new domestic television rights deal worth over 5 billion GBP (7.6 billion USD) after a ferocious bidding war for the 2016-2019 period. AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE. No use with unauthorized audio, video, data, fixture lists, club/league logos or live services. Online in-match use limited to 45 images, no video emulation. No use in betting, games or single club/league/player publications. (Photo credit should read PAUL ELLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

£5.136bn – that’s how much Sky and rival BT paid for the rights to screen Premier League football from 2016 to 2019.

The princely sum is 70% higher than the previous deal, marking the mind-bogglingly fast rise in how lucrative football has become.

Here are 7 things that would cost just as much as the Premier League TV rights.

7 things you could buy instead of Premier League TV rights