Amazon Prime To Make All Four Of Its Premier League Fixtures Free To Watch
Amazon Prime has announced that football fans will be able to watch four of the Premiere League games - free of charge.
Coming soon...#PrimeVideo will be showing four extra @PremierLeague games this season free of charge :raised_hands:
Fans will not need a Prime membership to watch these matches#PLonPrime pic.twitter.com/u8KB2plpBT
- Amazon Prime Video Sport (@primevideosport) June 3, 2020
Alex Green, MD Prime Video Sport Europe, said: "Like the rest of the country, we are excited to see the Premier League return to action.
"We will be making all four of Amazon Prime Video's additional fixtures in the 2019/20 season available free of charge; fans will not need a Prime membership to view the games on Prime Video."
As well as the streaming service showing these games, there will be a total of 33 of the remaining 92 league matches that can be watched without a subscription across Amazon, BBC and Sky.
Sky will air 25 freely available games and the last four will be available on BBC - which will mark the first time since the Premier League's inception in 1992 that the BBC has shown live games.
Sky Sports hold the bulk of the rights and will air 64 of the matches - therefore 39 won't be free. BT Sport will then screen 20 which will also need to be paid for.
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At the end of May, the Premier League announced that teams would resume the season on 17 June after live sport was paused due to coronavirus regulations.
The statement read: "Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place."
When matches do return, it will be the first time since 9 March that teams have competed against each other in the top-flight.
Premier League Shareholders today agreed to a new provisional restart date for the 2019/20 season of Wednesday 17 June, provided that all safety requirements are in place
- Premier League (@premierleague) May 28, 2020
Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters said: "Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June.
"But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority.
"Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.
"The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.
"We will continue to work step-by-step and in consultation with all our stakeholders as we move towards resuming the 2019/20 season."
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