Premier League ‘plan new Sunday kick-off time’ in huge TV shake-up
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The Premier League are reportedly set to make huge changes to their television rights.
Currently, the Premier League’s broadcasting rights are shared between the likes of Sky Sports, TNT Sports and Amazon Prime.
A normal Premier League weekend would usually consist of an early afternoon kick-off on Saturday, followed by 3pm matches and then a late evening clash.
On Sunday, matches are usually played at 2pm and 4:30pm.
However, those times could set to be changed in what has been billed as a major shake-up.
According to The Telegraph, Premier League executives are set to propose that four matches are to be televised on Sunday afternoon.
It has been claimed that those matches will kick off between noon and 6:30pm.
This latest development comes after the Premier League faced calls to scrap the 3pm blackout on Saturdays.
Currently, Premier League matches kicking off at 3pm on Saturdays are not available to watch on TV in the UK.
It is believed that the new proposal will satisfy both the clubs and the broadcasters.
Back in June, the Daily Mail reported that the Premier League are planning to increase the number of matches shown each season from 200 to 270.
The plan includes making all Sunday matches available to watch on TV, which means fans will have to adapt to different kick-off times throughout the weekend.
With games on Sunday planned to be televised, clubs playing in the Europa League will see an increase in their TV deals as all their matches on the subsequent weekend will be shown live.
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