For the first time ever, 51 Premier League games will be shown live for fans across the UK during the fast-approaching festive period. They will be broadcasted via Amazon, BT Sport and Sky Sports.
Newcomers Amazon will be showing every single boxing day fixture live through their Prime Video service. As well as these, the online giants will be screening 10 mid-week games at the start of the month from Tuesday 3rd – Thursday 5th December.
Don’t panic, we will tell you how you can sign up to their premium service and watch all 20 December fixtures live on Amazon Prime Video – for free!
BT Sport have claimed the rights for all nine New Year’s Day games, including Arsenal vs Manchester United. They will also be showing Liverpool vs Sheffield United on 2nd January, in addition to four other December fixtures.
Current European Champions and league leaders Liverpool are given an extra day’s rest following their hectic month, and due participation in the FIFA Club World Cup.
On the other hand, title rivals Manchester City are playing Wolves on the 27th December (also on Amazon) rather than on Boxing Day. This means they must play two games in just under 48 hours with Sheffield United upcoming on the 29th.
Sky Sports have the rights to the remaining 17 Premier League live fixtures throughout December. We have highlighted unmissable games (*) on your calendar including; the Manchester derby (7th Dec), Spurs vs Chelsea (22nd Dec), and Liverpool vs Wolves (29th Dec), which will all be shown live on Sky.
Confirmed Televised Premier League fixture list (GMT):
Sunday 1st Dec 2019:
14:00 – Norwich vs Arsenal (Sky Sports)
16:30 – Leicester vs Everton (Sky Sports)
Tuesday 3rd Dec 2019:
19:30 – Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth (Amazon Prime Video)
20:15 – Burnley vs Man City (Amazon Prime Video)
Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 (All on Amazon Prime Video):
19:30 – Chelsea vs Aston Villa
Leicester vs Watford
Man Utd vs Spurs *
Southampton vs Norwich
Wolves vs West Ham
20:15 – Liverpool vs Everton *
Thursday 5th Dec 2019:
19:30 – Sheffield Utd vs Newcastle (Amazon Prime Video)
20:15 – Arsenal vs Brighton (Amazon Prime Video)
Saturday 7th Dec 2019:
12:30 – Everton vs Chelsea (BT Sport)
17:30 – Man City vs Man Utd (Sky Sports) *
Sunday 8th Dec 2019:
14:00 – Aston Villa vs Leicester (Sky Sports)
16:30 – Brighton vs Wolves (Sky Sports)
Monday 9th Dec 2019:
20:00 – West Ham vs Arsenal (Sky Sports)
Saturday 14th Dec 2019:
12:30 – Liverpool vs Watford (BT Sport)
17:30 – Southampton vs West Ham (Sky Sports)
Sunday 15th Dec 2019:
14:00 – Man Utd vs Everton (Sky Sports)
16:30 – Arsenal vs Man City (Sky Sports) *
Monday 16th Dec 2019:
20:00 – Crystal Palace vs Brighton (Sky Sports)
Saturday 21st Dec 2019:
12:30 – Everton vs Arsenal (BT Sport)
17:30 – Man City vs Leicester (Sky Sports) *
Sunday 22nd Dec 2019:
14:00 – Watford vs Man Utd (Sky Sports)
16:30 – Spurs vs Chelsea (Sky Sports) *
Thursday 26th Dec 2019 (All on Amazon Prime Video):
12:30 – Spurs vs Brighton
15:00 – Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Aston Villa vs Norwich
Chelsea vs Southampton
Crystal Palace vs West Ham
Everton vs Burnley
Sheffield Utd vs Watford
17:30 – Man Utd vs Newcastle
20:00 – Leicester vs Liverpool *
Friday 27th Dec 2019:
19:45 – Wolves vs Man City (Amazon Prime Video) *
Saturday 28th Dec 2019:
12:30 – Brighton vs Bournemouth (Sky Sports)
17:30 – Norwich vs Spurs (Sky Sports)
19:45 – Burnley vs Man Utd (BT Sport)
Sunday 29th Dec 2019:
14:00 – Arsenal vs Chelsea (Sky Sports) *
16:30 – Liverpool vs Wolves (Sky Sports) *
Wednesday 1st Jan 2020 (All on BT Sport):
12:30 – Brighton vs Chelsea
Burnley vs Aston Villa
15:00 – Newcastle vs Leicester
Southampton vs Spurs
Watford vs Wolves
17:30 – Man City vs Everton
Norwich vs Crystal Palace
West Ham vs Bournemouth
20:00 – Arsenal vs Man Utd *
Thursday 2nd Jan 2020:
20:00 – Liverpool vs Sheffield Utd (BT Sport) *
How to subscribe to Amazon Prime for free
Amazon offer a 30-day free Prime trial to all members of their website. All you have to do is sign up at the start of December, ready for the first game streamed on Prime Video (3rd Dec). You can then leave your membership for the month and then cancel it after 27th Dec, as there will no longer be any Premier League games shown on their service for the rest of the season.
Prime can be streamed through an Amazon Fire TV Stick, on mobile devices or on Smart TV’s.
There’s no catch or hidden costs, it’s that simple as long as you cancel your subscription anytime by the end of the month, otherwise you face paying £7.99 per month until ended.
Click here for your Amazon Prime Video 30-day free trial.
At the moment, Sky do not offer many cheap deals for their sport service; however, if you can’t miss the live action of Gillette Soccer Saturday on Boxing Day, then you can purchase a Sky Sports Day Pass for £9.99 from Now TV.
Click here for your Now TV – Sky Sports Day Pass link:
It will cost you £35 to add BT Sport to your Sky or TalkTalk box for one month. Although the New Year’s Day games will all be shown on BT, it is hard to justify the price for just four other games shown by BT throughout the month.
Click here for your BT Sport add-on.
Who owns the current Premier League TV rights?
From the years 2001 to 2004, the domestic television rights deal was £1.2 billion, but has multiplied enormously to a current £4.55 billion. The Premier League have seven broadcast packages, four of which were purchased by Sky Sports who are paying £3.58 billion.
Competitors BT Sport have paid an estimated £975 million for two packages, leaving Amazon with the purchase of the final package which includes 20 games over the festive period. Fifty percent of this money is shared equally between clubs, and the other fifty percent is shared on a facility fee and merit money basis.
You’re probably thinking why Amazon? The online streaming providers purchased the final package offered by the Premier League and has the infrastructure and global reach to provide subscribers with 20 live games for the next three seasons. This made perfect sense to the Amazon as they picked up the package for a low cost but left the Premier League disappointed in hopes of a notable revenue.
For consumers of the Premier League, this now means you will have to subscribe to three TV services which isn’t feasible for some.
You’re never too old for a Christmas calendar, use ours to enjoy football over the festive period.
This article was written by Mike Constanti.