Amazon makes Premier League games available to reopened pubs for free

By Stuart Stone contact

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Premier League hat-trick: Amazon's three remaining Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season will be made available to pubs, for free, via BT Sport
Premier League hat-trick: Amazon's three remaining Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season will be made available to pubs, for free, via BT Sport

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Amazon Prime Video’s three remaining Premier League fixtures for the 2019/20 season will be made available to pubs via broadcaster BT Sport, it has been confirmed.

Amazon Prime’s remaining fixtures see Southampton travel to Everton on 9 July for a 6pm kick-off, relegation threatened Watford host Newcastle at 12.30pm on 11 July, and Sheffield United entertain Everton at 6pm on 20 July.

“BT Pubs can watch for free on BT Sport Box Office channel (Channel 490) and non-BT Pubs can also watch for free on the same satellite channel but need to call a BT Customer service number first to activate,” a statement from Amazon Prime’s Premier League team explained.

The news comes after broadcaster BT Sport was appointed to market Amazon’s Premier League pass to commercial premises in July 2019 after the web giant purchased rights to 20 Premier League fixtures for each of the next three seasons in the latest auction.

Alongside Amazon’s 20 exclusive Premier League fixtures, the latest round of bidding saw Sky Sports claim 128 Premier League fixtures and BT Sport purchase rights to 52.

As reported by The Morning Advertiser (MA)​, the Premier League announced that each of its remaining 92 fixtures had been rescheduled between 17 June and 25 July after the competition was suspended on 13 March​ due to the outbreak of Covid-19. 

All remaining matches were forced to take place behind closed doors and broadcast live on either Sky Sports, BT Sport, BBC Sport or Amazon Prime. 

With pubs given the green light to reopen from 4 July, this leaves 21 days’ worth of top flight football for operators to screen – albeit under Government guidance including discouraging fan shouting and chanting.

As previously reported by MA​​, both Sky Sports​​ and BT Sport​​ have suspended billing for its commercial customers indefinitely during the Covid-19 shutdown.

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