Exclusive: Full Rounds Of Premier League Games To Be Shown Live On TV For First Time

Full rounds of Premier League matches are set to be broadcast live for the first time from the 2019-2020 season, as well as Saturday night football being introduced.

The complete sets of fixtures available to show will fall on midweek schedules and a Bank Holiday weekend.

There are expected to be eight slots for Saturday night football when the next three-year cycle for television rights become available to bid for.  

Three full rounds of Premier League football will be available for broadcasters to bid for

Three full rounds of Premier League football will be available for broadcasters to bid for

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Overall, the Premier League is expected to raise the number of live games broadcast from 168 to 200, out of 380 fixtures.

The knock-on effect of all this for Premier League teams is that they are almost certain to make more money from the revenue that is generated.

Clubs are targeting an increase in the already astonishing £5.14billion deal which is currently in place between Sky Sports and BT Sports.

It remains to be seen if another competitor will join the battle to land the broadcasting rights.

Speculation has seen both Amazon and Facebook linked with making huge bids. 

There will also be eight slots available for Saturday night football from 2019-2022

There will also be eight slots available for Saturday night football from 2019-2022

THE TV PACKAGES ON OFFER

PACKAGE A: 32 matches - Saturday 12.30pm

PACKAGE B: 32 matches - Saturday 5.30pm

PACKAGE C: 24 matches - Sunday 2pm and 8 matches Saturday 7.45pm

PACKAGE D: 32 matches - Sunday 4.30pm

PACKAGE E: 24 matches - Monday 8pm or Friday 7.30-8pm. 8 matches - Sunday 2pm

PACKAGE F: All 20 matches - from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme

PACKAGE G: All 20 matches - from two midweek fixture programmes

Amazon landed exclusive ATP tour rights last month, with the main tournaments in men's tennis to be shown online from 2019.

Netflix have been rumoured with entering the race, but this week The Independent quoted a senior source at the company as saying; 'We want to provide the best video storytelling across all genres, but it won't encompass live sports broadcasting.'

Source : http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-5158931/Full-rounds-Premier-League-games-shown-2019.html?ITO=1490

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