Majority of Pay Per View revenue to go to the clubs for behind closed doors games with no matchday revenue
- Premier League clubs plan to make more live games available for fans via Pay Per View
- Sky Sports Box Office will air three matches each weekend through October
- Each match will cost £14.95 in the UK, €16.95 in ROI
- These games are additional to the over 140 games already shown live on Sky Sports
- Matchday Five will feature live coverage of Newcastle United v Manchester United, Leicester City v Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion v Burnley.
London, Oct 9. The Premier League has announced that additional non-televised fixtures in October will be made available via pay-per-view in order to ensure fans of each club can continue to watch their team, and also to generate some revenue in light of no matchday income for clubs, with the continued absence of fans from stadia.
The decision will mean that three of the remaining matches from each match round in October will be shown live on Sky Sports Box Office. These matches will be additional to the over 140 shown on Sky Sports this season for Sky Sports customers.
Fans can purchase each match for £14.95/€16.95 via Sky Sports Box Office, channel 491 on the Sky box. More details can be found on SkySports.com, customers can select the games on the Sky Sports App which is also available on NOW TV devices. Sky subscribers on third party platforms can contact their service provider for more information on how to purchase these matches.
Manchester United’s trip to Newcastle United will be the first game to be show on Sky Sports Box Office, with the game kicking off at 20.00 (Oct 17). The following day Sky Sports Box Office will be at the King Power Stadium for Leicester City v Aston Villa at 19.15 (Oct 18). The final PPV offering from round 5 of the Premier League will be West Bromwich Albion facing Burnley, kicking off at 17.30 (Oct 19)
The new broadcasting arrangement is planned for matches in October – and will then be reviewed by the Premier League.
Sky Sports Managing Director Rob Webster said: “Through this exceptionally challenging year we have done everything we can to be the best partner for sport.
“The Premier League has come to this decision with its clubs to provide a service for supporters who are no longer to able attend and to generate matchday revenue. We are happy to support them with this interim solution – and we share their desire to get fans back into grounds as soon as it is safe to do so.
“Our Sky subscribers still get more than 140 of the very best matches, while supporters of individual clubs won’t have to miss out on any games during this period.”
Sky Sports subscribers will see over 140 matches exclusively live this season including more of the matches that matter. Sky will have the first pick fixture each weekend including Manchester City v Arsenal on Saturday 17th October and Manchester United v Chelsea on 24th October.
You can watch match highlights and clips for free via the Sky Sports App and YouTube channel. Plenty more content can be found on SkySports.com as well as Sky Sports digital and social platforms.
Premier League – Round Five (17, 18, 19 October)
Sky Sports Box Office
- Newcastle vs. Man Utd – Sat 20.00
- Leicester vs. Aston Villa – Sun 19.15
- West Brom vs. Burnley – Mon 17.30
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