All Premier League Matches Will Be Shown Live In The UK In September.
The fact games are being played behind closed doors means that every game will continue to broadcast live after last minute talks involving clubs. Some kick-off times have also been changed.
The 3pm TV blackout has been suspended once again and even though only 17 of the first 28 matches were initially going to be shown live in the UK, that decision has been altered following backlash from the fans and Government intervention.
Newcastle United were one of the clubs most affected as none of their first three matches were due to be shown live on UK television. That is no longer the case though. The decision has led to several games changing kick off times just days before the start of the campaign.
This weekend, Crystal Palace v Southampton and West Ham v Newcastle will both be shown live on the Saturday, but the latter will now kick off at 8pm local time (21:00 CET) instead of 3pm (16:00 CET). The Palace game remains at 16:00 CET. On Monday, Chelsea’s trip to Brighton will now start 15 minutes later at 21:15 CET while Sheffield United v Wolves will start at 19:00 CET, two hours earlier than scheduled.
On the weekend of 19th and 20th September, Leeds v Fulham will now broadcast on the Saturday and remain a 16:00 CET kick off while Arsenal v West Ham has been brought forward. That was due to start at 15:00 CET on the Sunday, but it will now start at 21:00 CET on Saturday.
Newcastle v Brighton will now be shown on Sunday at 15:00 CET while the quadruple header will be completed with Leicester v Burnley at 20:00 CET on the BBC, a free to air channel. Man City’s clash at Wolves on 21st September will now begin 15 minutes later at 21:15 CET to accommodate Aston Villa v Sheffield United at 19:00 CET. That game was initially scheduled for 15:00 CET on Sunday.
The kick off times for the bonus fixtures on matchday 3 are yet to be confirmed, but Burnley v Southampton, Crystal Palace v Everton, Tottenham v Newcastle and West Ham v Wolves will now all be shown live.