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Premier League ditches controversial pay-per-view model

By 16th November 2020 No Comments

All the games that were planned for pay-per-view will now be distributed between Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport.

The Premier League has scrapped its controversial move to pay-per-view. In a statement, it said, from Saturday 21 November and throughout Christmas and the new year period, “all fixtures will be made available to fans to watch live in the UK.”  

This will be done the same way it was doing before it brought in the Box Office games, by making the games that aren’t part of Sky Sports and BT Sport’s rights deals available through all Premier League’s broadcast partners – Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC Sport. 

The Premier League statement said: “These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game. December and January selections will follow in due course alongside our usual UK live matches. 

The organisation added that the agreement will be reviewed in the new year, in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums. 

The revised schedule is as follows: 

Saturday 21 November 

12:30 Newcastle v Chelsea (BT Sport) 

15:00 Aston Villa v Brighton (BT Sport) 

17:30 Spurs v Man City (Sky Sports) 

20:00 Man Utd v West Brom (BT Sport)  

Sunday 22 November 

12:00 Fulham v Everton (BBC Sport) 

14:00 Sheffield Utd v West Ham (Sky Sports) 

16:30 Leeds v Arsenal (Sky Sports) 

19:15 Liverpool v Leicester (Sky Sports) 

Monday 23 November 

17:30 Burnley v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports) 

20:00 Wolves v Southampton (Sky Sports) 

Friday 27 November 

20:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle (Amazon Prime Video) 

Saturday 28 November 

12:30 Brighton v Liverpool (BT Sport) 

15:00 Man City v Burnley (BT Sport) 

17:30 Everton v Leeds (Sky Sports) 

20:00 West Brom v Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports) 

Sunday 29 November 

14:00 Southampton v Man Utd (Sky Sports) 

16:30 Chelsea v Spurs (Sky Sports) 

19:15 Arsenal v Wolves (Sky Sports) 

Monday 30 November 

17:30 Leicester v Fulham (Sky Sports) 

20:00 West Ham v Aston Villa (Sky Sports) 

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