Premier League confirm end of PPV for rest of 2020 with all matches available

The Premier League have confirmed that their pay-per-view set-up has been scrapped for at least the rest of 2020.

With games behind closed doors amid the coronavirus pandemic, all matches were available to watch at the end of last season.

The beginning of this campaign started in the same fashion before the PPV system, where games cost £14.95, was brought in.

It saw plenty of criticism and has now been scrapped with matches set to be shown by Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC.

The Premier League said in a statement: “The Premier League today announces that all fixtures from Saturday 21 November, and throughout the Christmas and new year period, will be made available to fans to watch live in the UK.

“Working with our broadcast partners, and with the support of clubs, all matches will be shown via existing Sky Sports, BT Sport, Amazon and BBC services.

“There is a full schedule of Premier League matches over the festive period and clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans.

“These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game.

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“The agreement will be reviewed in the new year following consultation with clubs, broadcast partners and in line with any decisions made by Government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.

“The Premier League and our clubs remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible.”

Premier League chief executive Richard Masters had said earlier in the week: "We have listened to feedback, we will be changing direction and moving away from it and taking another step that will see us through lockdown, the Christmas period and into January. I can't announce what it is."

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