Premier League clubs have agreed that all matches on September 28 will be televised live.
The resumption of the top flight after a three-month Covid-19 hiatus in June signaled a major change in scheduling, with the remaining 92 Premier League games in the 2019/20 season broadcast live on Sky Sports, BT Sport, the BBC or Shown right. Amazon.
It was a ploy to allow fans to watch their team when social distancing measures prevented them from attending matches in person.
As the 2019/20 Premier League season ended without fans, all games were shown on live TV / Pool / Getty Images
The unusual conditions were expected to move away from the traditional 3pm blackout, but this will extend to the start of the upcoming campaign with fans still re-entering arenas due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Unable to be.
A statement from the Premier League read: ‘Today at the Premier League shareholders meeting [Tuesday]the clubs agreed that all 28 matches played in September will be broadcast live in the UK by the league’s current broadcasting partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the 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 an additional six, BT Sport a further three. And the BBC and Amazon will broadcast Prime Video one by one.
“The Premier League is also in discussions with BBC Radio 5 Live and TalkSport to agree a similar solution for radio.
Crystal Palace’s 2-0 win over Bournemouth was one of four Premier League games broadcast on the BBC after the restart/Pool/Getty Images
“In consultation with all relevant stakeholders, the Premier League is considering appropriate arrangements for matches to be played after October 1.”
The BBC has shown four live Premier League games for the first time during the rescheduled end of the 2019/20 season, and Burnley’s trip to Leicester will now be televised on Saturday 19 September at 3pm.
The majority of September’s extended live fixtures have been awarded to dominant broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport.
? Matches added! ?
Crystal Palace? Southampton
do you read Fulham
Our confirmed live Premier League games this month, now including Leeds’ first home top-flight fixture in 16 years! ??
We’ll be showing another one on September 26 at 3pm?
— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) September 8, 2020
BT are hosting the season opener between Fulham and Arsenal at Craven Cottage on Saturday lunchtime. Crystal Palace v Southampton (BT) is now available to watch at 3pm, with West Ham v Newcastle (Sky) in the evening kick-off.
The remainder of the opening weekend of Premier League fixtures will be broadcast on Sky, with Super Sunday and Monday Night Football returning for the new season.
You can see the Premier League TV schedule for September here.