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Premier League restart : Where to watch matches

By 28th May 2020 3 Comments

The broadcast rights for the 92 Premier League games left to play.

The return of the Premier League will see games shown on the widest range of UK broadcasters to date, with Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime all screening matches.

There are 92 Premier League games left to play. Sky Sports is to show a total of 64 games – 39 games it had already, and 25 additional games it’s going to put out free-to-air.

The first match to go free-to-air is the Merseyside derby, Everton v Liverpool, on the opening weekend. It will be shown on Sky’s free-to-air ‘Pick’ Channel and simulcast on Sky Sports.

BT Sport will show 20 matches – eight it had already and a further 12 games. It has no plans to make any of these free-to-air.

BT Sport also announced it will give subscribers a 50% credit of their June subscription fees as a goodwill gesture for the lack of live sports shown during lockdown.

Meanwhile, BBC Sport picks up four Premier League games – the first it will have shown live since the Premier League began in 1992.

Amazon Prime will also show four live Premier League games – its first since its two sets of mid-week matches in December 2019.

Kick-off times:
Friday: 20:00
Saturday: 12:30, 15:00, 17:30 and 20:00
Sunday: 12:00, 14:00, 16:30 and 19:00
Monday: 20:00
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday: 18:00 and 20:00

 

Sky CEO and EVP, UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen said: “The return of live sport is a big moment for the country, and we want the nation to join us. Sky has partnered with the Premier League and its clubs for nearly 30 years, and the strength of our partnership has never been more important. Our commitment to showing 25 matches ‘free to air’ for the first time in the history of Sky Sports recognises the unique times we are in, and our desire to play our part.”

In a statement, BT Sport said: “We’re delighted to see the provisional plan to restart the Premier League next month. Should all proceed safely, we look forward to broadcasting 20 Premier League games to our BT Sport customers.”

Director of BBC Sport Barbara Slater, said: “This opportunity creates an historic moment for the BBC and our audiences. At a time when sports fans across the country are in need of a lift, this is very welcome news.”