Sky Sports And BT Sport Set To Unveil New Pay-Per-View Service To Show Extra Premier League Games
The Premier League have confirmed all fixtures until the end of October will be made available to fans to watch in the UK via a new pay-per-view service.
Sky Sports and BT Sport are set to unveil a new service for the next set of Premier League games to show extra matches.
The extra live games won't form part of the current Sky and BT subscription packages.
The #PL today confirmed all fixtures until the end of October will continue to be made available to fans to watch live in the UK
More :arrow_right: https://t.co/ztaGofIa8f pic.twitter.com/lvZSpkO0To
- Premier League (@premierleague) October 9, 2020
Each game will cost reportedly £14.95 to watch with the PPV platform to launch on October 17.
The first Premier League fixture shown on the platform will be the five 3pm kick-offs next Saturday.
October 17's 3pm kick-offs:
Chelsea vs. Southampton
Newcastle United vs. Manchester United
Sheffield United vs. Fulham
Leicester City vs. Aston Villa
West Bromwich Albion vs. Burnley.
More Like ThisMore Like This
A Premier League statement reads: "The five matches per round not already selected will be made available to supporters on a pay-per-view basis, accessed via BT Sport Box Office and Sky Sports Box Office platforms.
"Clubs today agreed this interim solution to enable all fans to continue to watch their teams live.
"The Premier League has worked closely with Sky Sports and BT Sport to provide this arrangement and is grateful for their support.
"The agreement will be regularly reviewed in consultation with clubs and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.
"Football is not the same without supporters at matches. The Premier League and our clubs remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible."
Since the Premier League restart in June, all games have been televised live through Sky, BT, BBC and Amazon.
But the Premier League have grown frustrated at offering their product for free since lockdown.
Reports claim the Premier League came up with the idea with the broadcasters facilitating the move.
Featured Image Credit: PA
Chosen for YouChosen for You
Most Read StoriesMost Read