Premier League games are all set to be televised as Saturday’s 3pm blackout is lifted

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The Premier League blackout on Saturday at 3 p.m. will be lifted ahead of the new season after productive talks. This means that all top-flight games will be available to viewers until fans start to return to the stadiums.

The confirmation from the FA will allow the Premier League to switch positions and ensure matches will be available when the season opens on September 12.

Initially, the Premier League had sought to honor the contracts it had with Sky and BT, meaning 40% of matches would not be televised.

However, there were fears that, with fans unable to attend the games, viewers would attempt to use illegal streams, reports The Times.



Premier League matches at 3 p.m. will be televised

The biggest hurdle was the power outage on Saturday at 3 p.m., but with the FA’s willingness to lift it, a solution can now be found.

In April, the power outage was first lifted when the coronavirus pandemic forced matches to be played behind closed doors.

It was originally imposed in the 1980s to ensure that fans continue to visit stadiums.

The game shows will allow clubs to give season ticket holders access codes to watch games through subscription platforms as they did with Project Restart.



Leeds face Liverpool on opening weekend

Premier League club presidents are due to meet on Thursday to decide whether to televise all of the top-of-the-agenda matches.

Championship matches, Leagues One and Two will look to follow a similar plan that allows fans to watch the matches on different platforms.



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Broadcasters are already putting things in place to accommodate but won’t be invited to make free games like they did when the season resumes in June.

Liverpool vs Leeds and Tottenham vs Everton are among the successful clashes taking place on the opening weekend.

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