The 2019-20 Premier League season is set to restart on Wednesday 17 June 2020 as Aston Villa host Sheffield United and Manchester City face Arsenal on the same evening.
Due to the exceptional circumstances the Premier League and government have been working with Sky Sports, BT Sports, Amazon Prime and BBC to show all remaining 92 games on television.
What’s more, over a third of those are already confirmed to be free to viewers in the United Kingdom. All games are being played behind closed doors and sponsors need an audience.
The Premier League can expect viewing figure records as a result, particularly with the BBC getting four games between now and the end of July when the season is scheduled to end.
All 92 remaining games are split up into the following broadcasters:
Sky Sports: 64
BT Sport: 20
Amazon Prime: 4
Sky Sports already had 39 games left to show this season and BT Sport had the contractual rights to 8 prior to the COVID-19 outbreak.
The BBC will be showing live Premier League games for the first time in their history, since the division’s inauguration in 1992. There is no confirmation which games these are or which dates but it’s the BBC so they will all be shown for free.
Amazon have confirmed all four of their remaining Premier League games will be shown for free. Back in December they aired Premier League games for the first time. It is also unknown which four games these will be or exactly how it will all work but presumably you’ll need to hand over your email address and a few other details to them.
Sky Sports have already confirmed that the Merseyside derby between Everton and Liverpool at Goodison Park will be free-to-air. There is yet to be a date confirmed yet but it will take place sometime between Friday 19-Sunday 21 June. It’s possible that Jürgen Klopp’s side could wrap up the title in the derby.
The free-to-air ‘Pick’ channel will simulcast with Sky Sports to show the Merseyside derby for free and 25 games in all. That’s channel 159 on Sky and 144 on Freeview.
So far BT Sport have not announced any of their games will be shown for free. That’s not to say they won’t make an announcement later though but for now we’ll have to wait and see.