Sky Sports will NOT reserve free screening Premier League matches, once football returns to normality… what they reveal about 80% of the subscribers have frozen their sports packages
- Live Premier League football returns to Sky Sports on Wednesday night
- This will be the first action in the English top flight projected to live in three months
- 80% of Sky Sports customers have taken the option to pause subscription
- Sky have allowed 25 64 games in the next few weeks to be shown for free
- But it is unlikely that this will happen in the future as they negotiate discount
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Sky is unlikely to bid for Premier League coverage for free in the future, ” the broadcaster reveals that 80% of its customers pause their sport subscriptions during the Covid-19 of the judgment.
Live Premier League football is back on screens on Wednesday, with Sky Sports screening the first two matches of Aston Villa against Sheffield United and Manchester City against Arsenal.
Sky will show 64 the rest of 92 Premier League matches this season with 25 on their free-to-air channel pick. This includes Sunday night’s Merseyside derby.
Live Premier League football action is set to return to Sky Sports on Wednesday night
Sky Sports expert Gary Neville gives his opinion in a Premier league game this season
However, the Financial Times report, such largesse is unlikely to occur in the future with Sky negotiating rebates from the billions it has paid to acquire the sport to high-level rights.
The Premier League has agreed to return for a £170million to the Sky, part of a total of £330 claimed by the English top-flight national and international distribution partners.
However, this will be deferred until next season, giving a breathing space for the 20 clubs that will be missing on the matches of income with the games played behind closed doors.
Sky is offering viewers the chance to watch the game in a group discussion and choice of songs
It is unlikely that the Sky will give you more Premier League games free-to-air after this season
The Financial Times reports that Sky have also been negotiating rebates with Formula One, the ECB and other sporting events that it holds the rights.
In the absence of live sports during the coronavirus stop, 80% of Sky customers have taken advantage of the opportunity to suspend their membership and save money. These will now be reactivated as the champions League returns.
The 92 games this season, it will be shared between Sky, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and the BBC.
This is the first time that the Company has televised top-flight matches live during the post-1992 Premier League era.
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