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Premier League Games Set To Be Shown On Free TV

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Premier League Games Set To Be Shown On Free TV

Premier League games are set to be broadcast free-to-air as part of 'Project Restart' with the government eyeing a June return.

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The Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Oliver Dowden confirmed the government's push for some games to be aired on free TV as well as the league's broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sports.

Dowden believes top flight fixtures on BBC or ITV can help reach a bigger audience and stop people from leaving their home on a matchday.

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"We are working hard with them to try and get it back, I am aiming for mid-June," he told Sky News.

"The number one test is public safety. I'm hoping that we can have something a bit more ambitious with some more free-to-air matches available so people can watch from home because that would be helpful in terms of discouraging people from leaving their homes.

"What we are aiming for is to finish the season from behind closed doors from mid June onwards."

All 20 Premier League clubs are set to hold further talks on Monday amid the coronavirus crisis.

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Teams will look to agree a protocol for a return to training before resuming the 2019/20 season.

Topics: Football News, Football, Premier League

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