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BBC ready to provide live Premier League matches for free

For the first time ever since 1992, world renowned news broadcaster BBC will provide live Premier League matches when the season resume next month.

This comes after the Premier League announced Jun 17 as the official date to resume the league.

BBC normally limited to a highlights show but this time they will show at least four full games.

“This opportunity creates an historic moment for the BBC and our audiences. At a time when sports fans across the country are in need of lift, this is very welcome news,” said Barbara Slater, director of BBC Sport.

All other 92 remaining matches will be broadcast live through its existing broadcast partners: Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport and Amazon Prime.

Subscription-based Sky Sports will have 64 of the remaining games with 25 of those matches broadcast on free channels.

“Today we have provisionally agreed to resume the Premier League on Wednesday 17 June. But this date cannot be confirmed until we have met all the safety requirements needed, as the health and welfare of all participants and supporters is our priority,” said Premier League Chief Executive Richard Masters.

“Sadly, matches will have to take place without fans in stadiums, so we are pleased to have come up with a positive solution for supporters to be able to watch all the remaining 92 matches.

“The Premier League and our clubs are proud to have incredibly passionate and loyal supporters. It is important to ensure as many people as possible can watch the matches at home.”

Given the additional number of live games on television, the league said kick-offs would “differ from the traditional times.”

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