All 92 remaining Premier League matches to be broadcast live

The Premier League have outlined their plans for live TV coverage after confirming the return of football next month.

All 92 remaining games are set to be broadcast live after a provisional restart date of June 17 was set, with Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal the first fixtures to go ahead.

A full schedule of games will then go ahead on the weekend of June 19-21, with kick-off times staggered in order to broadcast each one.

Due to the ongoing coronavirus epidemic, all games will be played behind closed doors, but fans in the UK will still be able to watch their teams in action for the remainder of the season.

Matches will be broadcast live by the Premier League ’s existing broadcast partners – Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

The schedule includes plans for four live games to be broadcast by the BBC, marking the first time live top-flight football has been shown by them since 1992.

Sky Sports will broadcast 64 of the 92 live games, with 25 of them being shown free to air on Freeview, meaning that 29 of the 92 matches left will be free for all to watch.

In a statement, Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: “Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June.

“But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.

“Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92.

In order to accommodate all games for live broadcast, kick-off times will differ from traditional times.

Weekend matches will follow a schedule of 8pm on Fridays, 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm on Saturdays, 12pm, 2pm, 4.30pm and 7pm on Sundays, and 8pm on Mondays.

Meanwhile, midweek fixtures will kick-off at 6pm and 8pm each day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

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