The Premier League Resumes on June 17th

VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,299 ✭✭✭
edited 29 May 2020, 9:24PM in Community
The Premier League will resume, subject to R (the reproduction rate of Covid 19) remaining below 1, on June 17th starting with Man City vs Arsenal on Sky Sports.

These are dark times, with far more important matters than sport at hand but this move is a positive slide forward to what is being called the new normal. And for football fans is most welcome in lockdown times. So heres what has been announced so far...

There are 92 Premier League games remaining and in these unprecedented times everyone of them of them will be broadcast live. Heres the breakdown -

Sky Sports 
64 of the remaining 92 games will be broadcast live on Sky Sports (Main Event and Premier League channels), with Sky being beneficial by showing 25 of the games free to air on Sky Satellite TV, Virgin Cable TV, Now TV, Youtube Sky Sports channel and Freeview channel PICK, ch11. 

BT Sport
has 20 games on BT Sport (up from 8), all are subscription with no reciprocation.

Amazon Prime 
has 4 games with payment details yet to be announced.

4 games - for the first time ever the BBC will be broadcasting live Premier League football and has 4 games which will all be free to air on BBC 1 and the BBC iPlayer.

Kick off times -
Mondays and Fridays 8pm
Sat - 12.30, 3pm, 5.30 and 8pm
Sun - 12pm, 2pm, 4.30 and 7pm
Midweeks - 6pm and 8pm

There will also be an unprecedented extra haul of Match of The Day and Match of The Day 2 programmes to cope with this new avalanche of live football across the entire week.

Sky Sports have also decided and announced they will be showing the next Merseyside derby free to air.

Despite this unprecedented announcement, Premier league clubs will still have to repay Sky and BT a combined total of £340m. Which they haven't actually argued about.
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  • scottscott Member, Super User Posts: 2,134 ✭✭✭
    edited 29 May 2020, 8:42PM
  • VisionmanVisionman Member, Super User Posts: 10,299 ✭✭✭
    In terms of European competition, the last 16 second-leg matches in the Champions League and Europa League are set to be played between 6 and 8 August. Manchester City, Chelsea, Manchester United, Rangers and Wolves are all still involved. Uefa will discuss plans in due course.
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