ALL Premier League matches will be televised through the end of February as the clubs come to an agreement to have the matches live on TV while the lockdown continues – and after winning the £ 14.95 worth of PPV model
- All 20 Premier League clubs met today to discuss broadcast preparations
- Matches were checked via existing broadcast partners during the blocking
- The latest announcement adds to the existing January agreements that were put in place after the top tier abandoned the disastrous pay-per-view system
- The clubs also agreed to test substitutes for concussions in Premier League games
All Premier League games from Saturday 30th January through the last weekend in February will be made available to fans to watch live in the UK.
The 20 high profile clubs met today and agreed to continue the existing arrangements that will make games available through Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime Video and the BBC.
A statement said: ‘The Premier League and its clubs are committed to a solution that is fan-accessible.
“These plans were made in collaboration with our broadcast partners who are working with us to deliver these additional games while the stadiums are lacking the fans that are an integral part of the game.”
Fans can watch all Premier League games live until the end of February
The Premier League announced in December that all games would be televised live in January. This final announcement extends this agreement for another month.
The current regulations follow the disastrous pay-per-view system introduced in October when fans were asked to pay £ 14.95 for games that were not selected for television.
But after significant protests among fan groups, politicians and people within the game, the programming was canceled in November and the games were rolled back to existing broadcast services.
Details on the selection of programs for February will be announced on Wednesday.
Richard Masters, executive director of the Premier League, will announce games today
In addition, the Premier League has now officially agreed to test concussion replacements that could be used as early as next week.
The top 20 clubs basically agreed to the move before Christmas and voted on the rule change on Tuesday.
The league is still in discussion with FIFA and the International FA Board (IFAB) – the legislative body of the game – about the details of the implementation, so no implementation date has been agreed.
However, once the final discussions are over, the substitutes could be used for next week’s games.
Premier League clubs have agreed to test substitutes for concussions in top-notch games
The rule change allows clubs, in addition to the three changes they can already make, to introduce two permanent substitutes who have one player who may have suffered a concussion. In these circumstances, the opposition could make a change at the same time.
A similar process is also expected to take place in FA Cup matches once an agreement has been reached with IFAB.
The IFAB protocols were prepared by neurologist Dr. Willie Stewart, who is a leading activist who recognized the risk of head injuries and dementia in football. He advocates temporary substitutes to allow a detailed assessment of the players.