Premier League Chief Confirms Games Will Be Shown On Free-To-Air TV

Premier League Games Shown On Free-To-Air TV
Premier League chief Richard Masters has confirmed plans are in discussion to show the remaining games suspended by coronavirus on free-to-air TV.

Organisers of England’s top division are preparing for a return of match action behind closed doors next month after coronavirus’ suspension of football.

This has seen a debate unfold about whether games should be shown on terrestrial TV or on subscription channels BT Sport and Sky Sports.

But the Premier League chief executive has revealed the latest broadcasting plans.
Speaking to BBC Sport editor Dan Roan, Masters said: “We’re still working with our broadcasters.

“We can’t reveal those plans as they’re still under discussion.
“But we’re working to get matches, all 92 matches, on television and a lot of those matches on a wider distribution basis.”

The BBC could be one of the broadcasters set to receive free-to-air games, with the government also potentially getting involved.

Sky Sports could get 32 of the remaining games and BT Sport eight, but the remaining five could be split between the BBC and Amazon Prime, who broadcast two full rounds of matches in December.
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