WHEN ARE THE PREMIER LEAGUE TV GAMES ANNOUNCED?
The Premier League has confirmed 20 extra live TV games will be made available in the new season.
It means in all 220 of the 380 matches will be screened live across Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime.
Sky will get 12 additional fixtures, BT an extra six and there will be two more on Amazon Prime.
The first selections are expected to be confirmed next week, but already known are Amazon’s December matches. That’s because like last season Amazon subscribers will get the chance to see all 20 matches from two entire rounds of fixtures – the midweek of Tuesday/Wednesday December 15/16 and the Boxing Day line-up. This automatically gives them matches including Liverpool v Spurs and Arsenal v Chelsea.
Even though the season starts behind-closed-doors and then with only limited numbers of fans set to return from October, not all the games being staged without spectators will be shown. The majority of the extra TV games appear to from two additional midweek rounds – one in January and another in May. Every game will be shown from those rounds.
It’s unlikely any games will be shown free-to-air either.
PREMIER LEAGUE 2020-21 SEASON ON TV
Sky Sports 140 (up from the normal 128)
BT Sport 58 (up from the normal 52)
Amazon Prime 22 (up from the normal 20)Highlights will continue to be shown on BBC Match of the Day