Premier League clubs have agreed on Tuesday that all 28 fixtures in September will be televised live in the UK. and worldwide.
It’s reported that Sky Sports and BT Sport had already selected 17 games for the first three rounds of the new Premier League season.
Sky Sports will now air six more matches live, BT Sport will show three, while Amazon Prime and BBC will televise one each.
As a result, three kick-off times of the opening day of the season has now been changed.
West Han United vs Newcastle will now kick-off at 20:00 BST on Saturday, Sheffield vs Wolves has been moved to 18:00 BST on Monday and Brighton would host Chelsea at 20:15 on Monday.
A statement from the Premier League read: “At a Premier League Shareholders’ meeting today, clubs agreed that all 28 matches scheduled to be played in September will be broadcast live in the UK, via the League’s existing broadcasting partners Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and BBC.
“Sky Sports and BT Sport have already selected 17 matches for live broadcast for the first three match rounds of the 2020/21 season. Of the remaining 11 matches, Sky Sports will broadcast an additional six, BT Sport a further three and BBC and Amazon Prime Video one each.
The Premier League also further increased the number of aired games from 200 to 231 this season.
Sky Sports will be showing 146 of the 231 matches live throughout the season, with two additional midweek fixtures expected to be played between January 11 to 18, and May 10 to 17.
The Premier League also revealed they are considering opening stadiums for supporters after football had been played behind closed doors since June due to the Coronavirus.
They added: “The Premier League is working on a step-by-step approach, while monitoring the developments regarding the League’s number one priority of getting fans back into full stadia as soon as possible, with safety always being our priority.”
Fans were, however, allowed into stadiums for the first time in almost six months, when Brighten held Chelsea to a 1-1 draw in a pre-season friendly in August.
2,500 fans trouped to the Amex Stadium as part of a government trial for the return of fans to stadiums.
Premier League Opening Week Fixtures, Date, Time and Airing Channel
|Saturday, 12 September||Fulham v Arsenal||12:30 BST||Live on BT Sport|
|Crystal Palace v Southampton||15:00 BST||Live on BT Sport|
|Liverpool v Leeds United||17:30 BST||Live on Sky Sports|
|West Ham v Newcastle United||20:00 BST||Live on Sky Sports|
|Sunday, 13 September||West Brom v Leicester City||14:00 BST||Live on Sky Sports|
|Tottenham v Everton||16:30 BST||Live on Sky Sports|
|Monday, 14 September||Sheffield United v Wolves||18:00 BST||Live on Sky Sports|
|Brighton v Chelsea||20:15 BST||Live on Sky Sports|