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Live Premier League free-to-air on the BBC and Pick

by RXTV-newsdesk

Four Premier League games will be shown free-to-air on the BBC, with another 25 matches on Freeview channel Pick.

It’s the first time ever that so many games have been shown for free. It follows a Government request that matches be widely available because of them being played behind closed doors.

The Premier League has confirmed that it expects to resume the season on 17th June, although the date is provisional. 92 matches have yet to be played. BT and Amazon will also be screening games.

Everton v Liverpool is the first game to be confirmed to be free-to-air via Pick (Freeview channel 11) and simulcast on Sky Sports.

Corporate reaction

Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater said:

This opportunity creates an historic moment for the BBC and our audiences. At a time when sports fans across the country are in need of a lift, this is very welcome news. We are delighted and excited to have the chance to show live Premier League games on the BBC.

Sky CEO and EVP, UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen said:

The return of live sport is a big moment for the country, and we want the nation to join us. Sky has partnered with the Premier League clubs for nearly thirty years, and the strength of our partnership has never been more important. Our commitment to showing 25 matches ‘free to air’ for the first time in the history of Sky Sports recognises the unique times we are in, and our desire to play our part.

At the time of publication, BT was still finalising its broadcast details to show 20 matches but wasn’t planning to make any free-to-air.

Further details of all the free-to-air matches and times are still to be confirmed.

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