Amazon Prime's live Premier League games will be free-to-air

Ruben Hill
June 3, 2020

The Premier League has been suspended since March because of the coronavirus pandemic but will kick-off again on June 17, and clubs are looking to play friendly games either in their stadiums or training grounds to step up their preparation.

The first games, on June 17, feature Manchester City v Arsenal and Aston Villa v Sheffield United - any player from those clubs that tests positive from Tuesday would nearly certainly be forced to sit out their return.

Bournemouth vs Crystal Palace could become the most-watched Premier League fixture to be broadcast on television in the United Kingdom.

Sky Sports has announced 25 of its 64 matches will be free-to-air on its Pick channel, while the BBC has the rights to screen four games on terrestrial TV.

"Where I am at is very much that we need football back up and running", the Dubliner told Sky Sports as the Championship aims to resume on June 20, three days after the Premier League returns.

On Saturday, the Premier League revealed there were no positive tests after the fourth round of testing conducted on Thursday and Friday last week - the first to take place since clubs returned to contact training.

Sky also had the rights to four other games that have been rescheduled for the weekend of June 20: the Merseyside derby, Tottenham v Manchester United, Aston Villa v Chelsea and West Ham United v Wolverhampton Wanderers.

We asked Amazon Prime exactly how it will be streaming its four Premier League games, but it told us: "We don't now have any further details on these fixtures or how they will be accessed yet".

Alex Green, managing director of Prime Video Sport Europe, said: "Like the rest of the country, we are excited to see the Premier League return to action".

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