BBC ‘could show their first EVER English top match when Premier League season resumes’ as crunch talks continue Monday to show every remaining game on TV
- The proposal is being discussed among the shareholders of the Premier League
- Of the remaining 92 games, 47 have already been allocated for TV broadcasts
- The plan is to give the remaining 45 to the lead rights holder Sky and others
- It would be the first time that the BBC ever shows a top level English match
The BBC could show their first-ever English league game ever if the 2019-2020 Premier League season resumes The times.
The proposal, which is being discussed among the Premier League shareholders, broadcasters and government officials, aims to show many of the remaining 92 games of the season on TV.
Of those 92 games, 47 have already been allocated for TV broadcasts, and the plan is to give the remaining 45 to lead rights holder Sky, as well as BT Sport, Amazon and BBC.
The BBC, which produces the Match of The Day show hosted by Gary Lineker (pictured), could show their first-ever English league game if the Premier League season resumes
If the plan is approved by all parties, it would be the first time that the BBC ever shows a top level English match live.
An insider told The Times that the opportunity to give games to the BBC is “very much on the table.”
The plan will be presented to the Premier League president on Monday at a video conference of the best flying clubs.
Sky Sports, which has Gary Neville (pictured) as one of their experts, pays the Premier League £ 1.139 billion per year for 128 games per season
Of the 45 unallocated matches, Sky would win 32, BT Sport eight and five split between the BBC and Amazon based on the value of each broadcaster’s TV deal with the league.
Sky pays £ 1.139 billion a year for 128 games per season, BT Sport pays around £ 350 million for 52 games, and the BBC pays £ 133 million for the highlights. Amazon also pays £ 30 million a year for 20 games.
The BBC has previously played FA Cup and England matches, but never competition matches.
ITV had the rights when the first league games were shown live in 1988 and Sky took the contract when the Premier League was introduced in 1992.