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Broadcasters gain 20 extra live matches for 2020/21 Premier League season

By 20th August 2020 No Comments

It is just for the 2020/21 season, with fans unable to attend stadiums

The Premier League has agreed to increase the number of matches broadcast live in the coming season.

Originally 200 games were planned to be broadcast, but this will now increase to 220. With fans unable to attend stadiums due to the coronavirus crisis, this will give them more chances to watch their teams in action.

The extra 20 matches are shared between rights holders Sky Sports, BT Sport, and Amazon Prime Video. Sky Sports receives 12 of the additional games, BT Sport get six, and Amazon have two.

Of the three, Amazon are the only broadcaster to have revealed any of the games they will show, with more TV games set to be confirmed next week. The streaming platform has confirmed it will air the entirety of matchweeks 13 and and 16 – on 15/16 and 28 December respectively.

The Premier League explained: “The Premier League has agreed with its UK broadcast partners to increase the number of matches shown live from 200 to 220 for the 2020/21 season only.

“Of the additional live fixtures, 12 will be shown on Sky Sports, six on BT Sport and two on Amazon Prime Video.”

Two additional midweek programmes could be where these live matches fit in to the schedule, the organisation explaining: “There will be two additional midweek programmes: one will be played across the weeks commencing 11 and 18 January, and the second will take place on Wednesday 12 May. All these matches will be broadcast live.”

Currently these dates contain matchweek 18 and matchweek 36, but it is unknown if this will change at a later time.

Matchweek 18
12 January
19:45 Arsenal v Crystal Palace
19:45 Aston Villa v Spurs
19:45 Fulham v Man Utd
19:45 Leeds Utd v Southampton
19:45 Leicester City v Chelsea
19:45 Sheffield Utd v Newcastle Utd
19:45 West Ham v West Brom
19:45 Wolves v Everton
13 January
20:00 Liverpool v Burnley
20:00 Man City v Brighton
Matchweek 36
11 May
19:45 Brighton v West Ham
19:45 Burnley v Leeds Utd
19:45 Everton v Sheffield Utd
20:00 Man Utd v Leicester City
20:00 West Brom v Liverpool
12 May
19:45 Chelsea v Arsenal
19:45 Newcastle Utd v Man City
19:45 Southampton v Fulham
19:45 Spurs v Wolves
20:00 Crystal Palace v Aston Villa

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