The deal, reportedly worth GBP 200 million over three years is Facebook's biggest push yet into sports broadcasting, having previously streamed some MLS and La Liga games on its platform.
Facebook had also an aggressive bid of Rs 3900 crore for the India digital rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Amazon will livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches a season online from 2019 to 2021.
Emery must have wondered whether a black cat had crossed his path before the fixtures were announced, as his United side faces 2017 champions Chelsea the following Sunday, with the game switched from the Saturday so it can be shown live. They missed out on streaming cricket's Indian Premier League despite an offer believed to be around £450m previous year. The Premier League's total income from domestic rights for the next three-year period has dropped significantly compared to its current agreements, but the league's executive chairman Richard Scudamore has said he is confident that the shortfall will be offset by sales of overseas media rights, with increases expected in most major markets.
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