Apple considers bidding for Premier League streaming rights

The move would step up streaming competition with Amazon

Pushing into English football would pit Apple against entrenched media companies such as Comcast’s Sky. Picture: Adrian Dennis/AFP/Getty Images

Apple is considering bidding for the streaming rights to a range of English football games, according to people familiar with the situation, a move that would step up its sports ambitions and increase competition with Amazon’s Prime Video.

The rights under consideration would allow Apple to show Premier League games in the UK, as well as lower league matches run by the English Football League, said two of the people, who asked not to be ...