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Sky Sports has claimed another victory over its rival BT Sport in the Barclays Premier League TV rights battle.

The broadcaster says it aired 49 of the top 50 most-watched top-flight games this season, repeating its feat from the 2014-15 campaign.

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All 20 clubs were featured in these games, including those chasing the title, the European challengers and those happy to avoid relegation.

Sky said a record numbers tuned in to Sky Sports on mobile devices, such as connected tablets and smartphones, over the course of the year.

It witnessed a five per cent year-on-year rise in viewing peaks on its Sky Go mobile TV service when Barclays Premier League matches were being shown.

And on-demand football viewing also soared, with Sky seeing a 152 per cent increase in downloads compared to the previous year.

Barney Francis, Managing Director at Sky Sports, claimed that the pay-TV service continues to be "the home of the matches that matter".  

"Football fans should expect more of the same from Sky Sports next season and of course, more matches and an even stronger selection of picks from 2016-17," he stated.

Mr Francis added that, before league football returns to Sky Sports in August, there is another "huge" summer of sport in store across its seven channels.

He claimed viewers will have an "unrivalled choice of the biggest events", including The Ashes, Major golf and every Formula One Grand Prix weekend live.

Sky Sports will continue to show live Barclays Premier League football for at least the next four seasons, having extended its TV deal in February's rights auction.

From the 2016-17 season until 2018-19, it will show 126 top-flight games from each campaign, up from the 116 aired under the current agreement.

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