Friday, 29 May 2020
Sky Sports will show 64 live Premier League games, and make 25 available free to air
The Premier League season will provisionally restart on Wednesday 17th June, and as the UK’s leading football broadcaster, Sky will make 25 games available ‘free-to-air’ for everyone in the UK to enjoy, including Everton v Liverpool on the opening weekend.
With 92 Premier League matches of the current season remaining, Sky Sports subscribers will be able to watch 39 exclusive live games with a further 25 available more widely via Sky’s free-to-air ‘Pick’ Channel and simulcast on Sky Sports, allowing the whole nation to be part of the return of live sport.
To celebrate the return of the Premier League, Sky Sports will also launch a host of innovative new features and updates to give fans an even more immersive experience and share the moments live with family and friends on virtual platforms.
Since live football games were postponed in early March, Sky has supported the Premier League’s ambition to restart when Government health and safety advice allowed.
Sky CEO and EVP, UK and Europe, Stephen van Rooyen said: “The return of live sport is a big moment for the country, and we want the nation to join us. Sky has partnered with the Premier League and its clubs for nearly thirty years, and the strength of our partnership has never been more important. Our commitment to showing 25 matches ‘free to air’ for the first time in the history of Sky Sports recognises the unique times we are in, and our desire to play our part.
“We have developed some terrific new innovations to give football fans the very best experience of watching live sport, when going to the match with family and friends isn’t possible, and we look forward to sharing these with football fans shortly.”
Posted by JD at 15:54