The English top-flight season will resume on Wednesday June 17 with the prospect of Manchester City vs Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United. Both will be televised, and represent the very best of English football.
There are 92 matches still to play and fans around the world will be pleased to hear that an unusually high proportion of them will be available either on free-to-air TV, or on non-paywalled versions of subscription channels.
It looks almost certain that viewing figure records for a live Premier League game will be broken
The two Premier League games in hand that were not played before the season was put on hold are Aston Villa and Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal
When is it?
The opening matches are scheduled for Wednesday June 17th
What time is kick-off?
The Villa game will kick off at 18.00 (BST)
and the City game at 20.15 (BST)
Sky Sports will be broadcasting the action.
Here is what we know so far about the resumption, and what will be watchable for free.
Which broadcasters have got other games ?
Sky Sports will show 64 games: that's the 39 they would already have had and an additional 25.
BT Sport will show 20 matches, picking up a further 12 games.
Amazon Prime has four matches.
The BBC also has four matches.
What is available for free on the BBC
For its first ever live top-flight football since 1992 the BBC have
Bournemouth v Crystal Palace
Which will be at 7.45pm on Saturday June 20th and it will FREE across ALL BBC platforms
The second will be Norwich v Everton on Wednesday June 24th at 18.00 (BST)
Will Sky be making games available for free ?
Yes, it will. It has announced that the Merseyside derby will be available free-to-air: that occasion could see Liverpool crowned Premier League champions for the first time. It will take place on Sunday June 21 at 7pm.
You can also watch on Now TV.
25 games on Sky will be free-to-air
Is BT following suit ?
No, at time of writing BT Sport is not going to make any games available for free.
What about Amazon?
Amazon Prime has got four matches and they are going to make all four of them available for free, i.e. you will not need to be a paying member of Amazon Prime.
However, it's not yet quite clear if you will need an Amazon account or to give your details - because Amazon is not on any TV channel it will require either a smart TV or a laptop/tablet/mobile so you will probably have to register
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To watch the free to air games games on the BBC and Amazon go to iPlayer and Amazon Prime.
It is advertised on NOWTV ( a part of Sky) as part of the entertainment package (£8.99/month with a 7 day free trial) .
You can sign up for Sky Go ExtraSky (without a the need for a set top box), but you need a UK Bank account for this and the cheapest pacakage is £15/month.
We will update this again shortly as it becomes clearer how the games can be accessed.
In the meantime, for Pick TV, we suggest a) if you have a friend with Sky use their credentials. b) sign up to the 7 day free trial on NOWTV ( it is possible the games will also be on Sky One)
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