Premier League Clubs Agree All September Fixtures Will Be Shown Live



All 28 Premier League fixtures in September will be shown live | Matthew Ashton – AMA/Getty Images

Premier League clubs have agreed that all 28 September fixtures will be shown live on television.

The resumption of the top flight following a three-month Covid-19 hiatus in June signalled a significant change in scheduling, with the remaining 92 Premier League games in the 2019/20 season shown live on either Sky Sports, BT Sport, the BBC or Amazon.

It was a ploy to ensure fans could watch their team when social distancing measures prevented them from attending matches in person.

As the 2019/20 Premier League season concluded with no fans, all games were shown on live TVAs the 2019/20 Premier League season concluded with no fans, all games were shown on live TV | Pool/Getty Images

The drift away from the traditional 3pm blackout was expected to be a one-off due to exceptional circumstances, but that’ll extend to the start of the upcoming campaign with fans still unable to re-enter grounds due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

A Premier League statement reads: “At a Premier League Shareholders’ meeting today [Tuesday], clubs agreed that all 28 matches scheduled to be played in September will be broadcast live in the UK, via the League’s existing broadcasting partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC.

“Sky Sports and BT Sport have already selected 17 matches for live broadcast for the first three match rounds of the 2020/21 season. Of the remaining 11 matches, Sky Sports will broadcast an additional six, BT Sport a further three and BBC and Amazon Prime Video one each.

“The Premier League is also in discussions with BBC Radio 5 Live and talkSPORT to agree a similar solution for radio.

Junior Stanislas, Scott DannCrystal Palace’s 2-0 victory over Bournemouth was one of four Premier League games broadcasted on the BBC after the restart | Pool/Getty Images

“In consultation with all relevant stakeholders, the Premier League is considering appropriate arrangements for matches which will take place after 1 October.”

The BBC showed four live Premier League games for the first time during the rescheduled conclusion of the 2019/20 season, and will now televise Burnley’s trip to Leicester on Saturday 19 September at 3pm.

The majority of extended live September fixtures have been handed to dominant broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport.

? matches added! ?

Crystal Palace ? Southampton
Leeds ? Fulham

Our confirmed live Premier League games throughout this month, which now includes Leeds’ FIRST home top-flight fixture in 16 years! ??

We’ll also be showing one more on September 26th at 3pm ?

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— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 8, 2020

BT plays host to the season opener between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on Saturday lunchtime. Crystal Palace vs Southampton (BT) is now available to view at 3pm, with West Ham vs Newcastle (Sky) an evening kickoff.

The rest of the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures will be broadcasted on Sky, with Super Sunday and Monday Night Football returning for the new season.

You can see the Premier League TV scheduling for September here.





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