Premier League Announces 15 PPV Matches

Premier League have announced that 15 untelevised matches until end of October will be made available on a Pay-Per-View (PPV) basis. 

Matches will be broadcast on BT and Sky Sports Box Offices for a charge of £14.95 per match with the Premier League describing this step as an ‘interim solution’ with support of clubs in order to enable fans of individual teams to watch all matches live across next three rounds.

The 15 PPV matches cover those initially snubbed for live coverage and scheduled for Saturday 3pm slot, of which three will remain in that slot including Burnley’s home clash against Chelsea at Turf Moor on Halloween with other matches given own individual slots instead.

Premier League also iterated their gratitude to Sky Sports and BT Sports to help provide this arrangement via their Box Office channels, although all profits will be given to clubs rather than both broadcasters.

This controversial announcement comes despite previously giving Sky and BT extra matches with Amazon and BBC receiving a smaller selection, which is being discontinued as Premier League continues to urge UK Government to allow return of fans to stadiums.

 

‘A really bad move…’

Underlining how controversial a move this decision is, ex Man Utd star, Gary Neville took to Twitter to blast this announcement as ‘a really bad move’.

Guardian Sport writer, Sachin Nakrani meanwhile is urging fans not to pay to view matches selected for PPV coverage in order to teach the Premier League and their associates a lesson, otherwise PPV could become ‘the norm’ in coming years.

Liverpool fan website, The Anfield Talk has tweeted to urge Liverpool fans to seek alternative coverage of any Liverpool matches chosen for PPV broadcast if fans aren’t to ‘give in to the greed of the Premier League’.

Arsenal season ticket holder who goes by Twitter name of @DoverMarksman is urging UK Government to ‘step in here’ and believes that the Premier League has paved ‘the way for a PPV future’ at the cost of supporters.

Times Sport writer, Henry Winter described the Premier League’s decision to sell PPV matches at £14.95 as ‘disgraceful’ and ‘disgusting’ at a time when over £1.2bn had been spent on players in the latest transfer window yet many normal families are struggling.

 

Live coverage details for next three rounds of Premier League matches covering weekends of 17-19, 23-26 and 30 October to 2 November can be found below

Round Five

Date Match Time (BST) Channel
Saturday 17 October 2020 Everton vs Liverpool 12:30pm BT Sports
Chelsea vs Southampton 3:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Manchester City vs Arsenal 5:30pm Sky Sports
Newcastle United vs Manchester United 8:00pm Sky Sports Box Office
Sunday 18 October 2020 Sheffield United vs Fulham 12:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Crystal Palace vs Brighton 2:00pm Sky Sports
Tottenham vs West Ham 4:30pm Sky Sports
Leicester City vs Aston Villa 7:15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday 19 October 2020 West Brom vs Burnley 5:30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Leeds vs Wolves 8:00pm Sky Sports

 

Round Six

Date Match Time (BST) Channel
Friday 23 October 2020 Aston Villa vs Leeds 8:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Saturday 24 October 2020 West Ham vs Manchester City 12:30pm BT Sports
Fulham vs Crystal Palace 3:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Manchester United vs Chelsea 5:30pm Sky Sports
Liverpool vs Sheffield United 8:00pm Sky Sports Box Office
Sunday 25 October 2020 Southampton vs Everton 2:00pm Sky Sports
Wolves vs Newcastle United 4:30pm Sky Sports
Arsenal vs Leicester 7:15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday 26 October 2020 Brighton vs West Brom 5:30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Burnley vs Tottenham 8:00pm Sky Sports

 

Round Seven

Date Match Time (BST) Channel
Friday 30 October 2020 Wolves vs Crystal Palace 8:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Saturday 31 October 2020 Sheffield United vs Manchester City 12:30pm BT Sports
Burnley vs Chelsea 3:00pm BT Sports Box Office
Liverpool vs West Ham 5:30pm Sky Sports
Sunday 1 November 2020 Aston Villa vs Southampton 12:00pm Sky Sports Box Office
Newcastle United vs Everton 2:00pm Sky Sports
Manchester United vs Arsenal 4:30pm Sky Sports
Tottenham vs Brighton 7:15pm Sky Sports Box Office
Monday 2 November 2020 Fulham vs West Brom 5:30pm Sky Sports Box Office
Leeds vs Leicester 8:00pm Sky Sports

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