The English Premier League will introduce Friday night kick-offs from 2016/17 season as they look to cash in on another record multi-billion pound television deal. There will be up to ten Friday night fixtures as part of the new agreement, as revealed by the Sunday Mirror, which will see more matches televised than ever before. Rights will be sold for 168 live games, up from the current 154, and the value is set to way exceed the £3billion sold in the 2012 auction. The Premier League will sell five packages of 28 games, with a further two packages of 14 each. No single broadcaster will be allowed to purchase more than 126 of the matches available. Sky currently boasts the majority of fixtures in the current deal with 116, but BT Sport is expected to increase on its total of 38. The live television blackout period of 2.45pm to 5.15pm every Saturday will remain, despite some moves for it to be abolished.