How is it time for All the (Premier League) Football again, eh? It feels like barely yesterday that Manchester City topped the league after a closely-fought battle with Liverpool.
While the big teams compete to win that shiny and faintly ludicrous trophy, a number of sporting broadcasters are battling for your hard-earned money.
Premier League 2019/20 – How to watch live
There are three rights holders who will be broadcasting a selection of the Premier League fixtures for 2019/20 – here’s more about each of them, and how to sign up.
Sky Sports / NOW TV
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Sky has the rights to over 120 Premier League games for 2019/20, and there are a variety of options available:
- Sky Entertainment + Sky Sports Complete package (£45/month introductory price for 18-month contract)
- Add all the Sky Sports channels to existing Sky package for an extra £23/month
- Add Sky Sports Premier League for an extra £18/month
Note that these are introductory prices and the monthly cost will go up at the end of the 18-month minimum contract term. Sky also notes in its terms and conditions that “prices may go up during your subscription”, so be prepared just in case.
As you can see, there’s a considerable incentive to add all the extra channels if you have the budget to do so, given it only costs £5/month more for that first 18-month term.
Sky has a whopping 11 (Eleven, to go all vidiprinter style for a moment) sports channels. Its offering covers all sorts, from cricket, motor racing, boxing, NBA, golf, rugby league, women’s rugby and netball.
Its non-Premier League football coverage sits on Sky Sports Football and includes EFL games, Scottish football and coverage of Euro 2020 qualifiers.
With NOW TV, there are a number of different options for its Sky Sports passes:
- Day Pass – 24 hours’ access for £8.99
- Week Pass – 7 days’ access for £14.99
- Month Pass – 28 days’ access for £33.99
- Mobile Month Pass – 28 days’ access on a mobile only for £5.99
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The advantage of this is that you don’t need to have a base Sky package to add your sports subscription onto.
However, one drawback of the Mobile Month Pass is that if you’re into a wide variety of sport, it doesn’t contain all 11 Sky Sports channels – so, for example, you can’t use it to watch Sky Sports F1.
Existing TalkTalk TV customers can add Boosts to their broadband and TV packages. These are charged on a monthly basis rather than fixed term contract.
At the moment, it’s offering 8 Sky Sports channels for an extra £34/month, or 8 Sky Sports channels and 11 Sky Cinema channels for an extra £42/month. These prices will go up in August.
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You’ll be able to see just over 50 Premier League fixtures on BT Sport this season, as well as coverage of Manchester City, Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur in the UEFA Champions League.
Remember that BT Sport’s got the rights to the Europa League as well (hello, Arsenal and Manchester United fans).
Again, there are a number of viewing options, all of which you can see and sign up for here:
- BT Sport App (£10 month for BT Broadband customers)
- BT Sport with BT TV (Add on to existing package for £10/month)
- BT Sport with Sky TV (Add on to existing Sky package for £29.99/month + upfront cost from £20 – or for only £16/month if you’re a BT Broadband customer)
- BT Sport with TalkTalk TV (Add on to existing package for £29.99/month + upfront cost from £20)
The BT Sport Pack has four channels – BT Sport 1, BT Sport 2, BT Sport 3 and BT Sport ESPN, and between them they show all the football mentioned above, plus FA Cup fixtures. You can also see Moto GP, Gallagher Premiership Rugby and the UFC on there – and don’t forget that from January 2020, BT Sport gets the rights to WWE after Sky’s deal ends.
One final note for any EE Pay Monthly mobile customers – at the moment, it’s running an offer where if you sign up for its broadband as a new customer, you can get Apple TV 4K and 18 months of BT Sport included as a bonus.
Amazon’s plumped for two rounds of fixtures, including those all-important Boxing Day games (more on those below).
Its Prime service is priced at £7.99 per month, although if you’ve not subscribed before, you can access its services on a 30-day trial period.
Amazon Prime Video’s also got some other cool football-related stuff in its library, including All or Nothing: Manchester City, going behind the scenes of their successful 2017/18 season, and Six Dreams, a fly-on-the-wall look at La Liga in Spain.
It also broadcasts other sports including the US Open tennis championships, other ATP World Tour tennis events and NFL games.
Finally, if you’re content to mute the TV and not look at it when they show the scores on the evening news, then off to the BBC with you for late-night highlights on Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2. Here’s a little tune familiar to anyone who watched Goal of the Month in a very particular time period.
Premier League 2019/20 – TV schedule and fixtures
The TV rights are divided into packages split three ways this time around. Here’s how it all breaks down…
Sky Sports / NOW TV Premier League 2019/20 fixture schedule
Sky has the rights to 128 games this season, and a few of them have already been announced. Here’s what you’ll be able to see on Sky in August and September:
- Friday August 9, 8pm: Liverpool v Norwich City (Opening game of the season)
- Saturday, August 10, 5.30pm: Tottenham Hotspur v Aston Villa
- Sunday, August 11, 2pm: Newcastle v Arsenal
- Sunday, August 11, 4.30pm: Manchester United v Chelsea
- Saturday, August 17, 5.30pm: Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur
- Sunday, August 18, 2pm: Sheffield United v Crystal Palace
- Sunday, August 18, 4.30pm: Chelsea v Leicester City
- Monday, August 19, 8pm: Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester United
- Friday, August 23, 8pm: Aston Villa v Everton
- Saturday, August 24, 5.30pm: Liverpool v Arsenal
- Sunday, August 25, 2pm: Bournemouth v Manchester City
- Sunday, August 25, 4.30pm: Tottenham Hotspur v Newcastle United
- Saturday, August 31, 5.30pm: Burnley v Liverpool
- Sunday, September 1, 2pm: Everton v Wolverhampton Wanderers
- Sunday, September 1, 4.30pm: Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur
- Saturday, September 14, 5.30pm: Norwich v Manchester City
- Sunday, September 15, 2pm: Bournemouth v Everton
- Sunday, September 15, 4.30pm: Watford v Arsenal
- Monday, September 16, 8pm: Aston Villa v West Ham United
- Friday, September 20, 8pm: Southampton v Bournemouth
- Saturday, September 21, 5.30pm: Newcastle United v Brighton & Hove Albion
- Sunday, September 22, 2pm: West Ham United v Manchester United
- Sunday, September 22, 4.30pm: Chelsea v Liverpool
- Saturday, September 28, 5.30pm: Leicester City v Newcastle United
- Sunday, September 29, 4.30pm: Everton v Manchester City
- Monday, September 30, 8pm: Manchester United v Arsenal
BT Sport Premier League 2019/20 fixture schedule
BT Sport has a total of 52 games during the 2019/2020 season, and as is the case with Sky, a few fixtures for August and September have already been confirmed. Conveniently, they all seem to kick off at lunchtime on Saturdays.
- Saturday, August 10, 12.30pm: West Ham United v Manchester City
- Saturday, August 17, 12.30pm: Arsenal v Burnley
- Saturday, August 24, 12.30pm: Norwich City v Chelsea
- Saturday, August 31, 12.30pm: Southampton v Manchester United
- Saturday, September 14, 12.30pm: Liverpool v Newcastle United
- Saturday, September 21, 12.30pm: Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspur
- Saturday, September 28, 12.30pm: Sheffield United v Liverpool
Amazon Prime Premier League 2019/20 fixture schedule
Amazon enters the Premier League fray this time around with an allocation of 20 games per season until the end of the 2011/22 competition.
It will be broadcasting every single match from the crucial Boxing Day fixtures, so that’s the following games:
- Aston Villa v Norwich City
- Bournemouth v Arsenal
- Chelsea v Southampton
- Crystal Palace v West Ham United
- Everton v Burnley
- Leicester City v Liverpool
- Manchester United v Newcastle United
- Sheffield United v Watford
- Tottenham Hotspur v Brighton & Hove Albion
- Wolverhampton Wanderers v Manchester City
Amazon is also expected to get the midweek fixtures from the first week of December, with clashes including Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur and the Merseyside derby (Liverpool v Everton) currently scheduled for December 3 and 4.