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How to watch the Premier League on TV

How to watch the Premier League on TV

Every December, football fans get to enjoy the extra special Christmas gift of a jam-packed Premier League schedule to enjoy on the tele.

With two weeks’ worth of live matches broadcast in just five days between Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve — and then another full schedule on 2 January — there’s certainly lots of football to watch in the next few weeks. But with multiple broadcasters all securing at least some of the rights to the Premier League, it’s a tough task if you want to watch them all.

To help you find your favourite football fixtures for the festive period, here’s every Premier League match scheduled between Boxing Day and the end of the year, and where you can watch them on TV.

Where can I watch Premier League football?

At the time of writing, four broadcasters will be covering Premier League matches between Boxing Day and the new year: Sky Sports, the BBC, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video. Fixtures for Saturday 2 January 2021 are yet to be assigned to broadcasters.

Of the 20 matches scheduled for this period, the BBC will only be airing one match — Aston Villa v Crystal Palace on Boxing Day at 15:00 — six will be broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport will air three and Amazon Prime Video have secured the rights to 10.

This means that in order to watch every available Premier League fixture for the festive period live on TV, you’ll need access to all four sports services and be a paying subscriber to three of them.

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Sky Sports Premier League fixtures

Sky TV currently has the broadcast rights to six fixtures between Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 December, with each match being shown on Sky Sports Main Event, Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Ultra HD channels simultaneously:

Sky Sports — Boxing Day

  • Fulham v Southampton — 15:00
  • Arsenal v Chelsea — 17:30

Sky Sports — 27 December

  • Leeds United v Burnley — 12:00
  • West Ham v Brighton & Hove Albion — 14:15
  • Liverpool v West Brom — 16:30
  • Wolves v Tottenham Hotspur — 19:15

Sky TV's popular Sky Sports Football package is available for those customers wishing to watch Premier League, EFL and Scottish Premiership games but aren’t too fussed about other sports such as cricket or golf.

Priced at £18 at the time of writing, this is a rolling monthly subscription, giving viewers the flexibility to sign up and cancel each month depending on what they'd like to watch — perfect for watching the Boxing Day weekend matches and unsubscribing in January.

Sky Sports subscribers can access a range of channels filled with live sport, including top-flight football matches each week. You will also be able to stream matches via the Sky Go app on a range of devices, including smartphones and tablets.

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Can I watch the Premier League on NOW TV?

Alternatively, NOW TV gives you access to every Sky Sports channel without signing up to a contract. You can get a Sky Sports day pass for £9.98 or a month pass for £25, at the time of writing.

NOW TV also has a Sky Sports Mobile Month pass for those who don’t mind watching matches on their smartphones. This is a monthly subscription that costs just £5.99 and includes five Sky Sports channels: Premier League, Arena, Action, Racing, and News.

NOW TV can be streamed through a computer or apps found on most smart TVs, phones and consoles.

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BT Sport Premier League fixtures

BT Sport has secured three Premier League matches on Boxing Day:

  • Leicester City v Man United — 12:30, BT Sport 1
  • Man City v Newcastle United — 20:00, BT Sport 1
  • Sheffield United v Everton — 20:00, BT Sport 2

In addition to the Premier League matches, BT Sport is the only place to watch the Champions League this 2020/21 season, as well as the Europa League. BT Broadband customers can add BT Sport to their existing contracts for an additional £15 per month.

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Amazon Prime Premier League fixtures

Amazon Prime is still fairly new to the world of Premier League football, predominantly airing key Bank Holiday matches, but this year it'll be exclusively airing all 10 PL games that are scheduled between Monday 28 and Wednesday 30 December:

Monday 28 December

  • Crystal Palace v Leicester City — 15:00
  • Chelsea v Aston Villa — 17:30
  • Everton v Man City — 20:00

Tuesday 29 December

  • Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal — 18:00
  • Burnley v Sheffield United — 18:00
  • Southampton v West Ham — 18:00
  • West Brom v Leeds United — 18:00
  • Man United v Wolves — 20:00

Wednesday 30 December

  • Tottenham Hotspur v Fulham — 18:00
  • Newcastle United v Liverpool — 20:00

Take a look at the latest deals for Amazon Prime ahead of the Boxing Day matches.

Pay-per-view Premier League matches

The Premier League’s pay-per-view service for fans who couldn’t watch their team’s matches live on TV or in-person due to COVID-19 restrictions has been paused for at least the rest of the year.

Therefore, every Premier League match throughout the Christmas and New Year period will have its own dedicated live slot with one of the above four broadcasters. It’s currently unclear whether the service will restart in the new year, as a schedule of PPV matches from January is yet to be announced

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