The Premier League is studying the possibility that the games remaining to complete the season will be free when the competition starts again. The championship is suspended by the coronavirus.
This has been stated by the Secretary for Culture of the United Kingdom, Oliver Dowden. With this measure it is considered that it could raise the general state of mind of the nation. In addition, it could help prevent the public from visiting friends or family because they have a subscription to Sky Sports or BT Sport that allows them to watch matches live.
All football has been suspended in England since mid-March as prevention to combat the coronavirus pandemic. There are still 92 games to play in the Premier League before the season is officially considered over.
If the Premier League finally returns, the matches will be played behind closed doors. However, conversations have already started so that they can be seen for free on television.
Dowden confirmed negotiations have begun over potential FTA fixtures, saying: “They need to be mindful of access points but that doesn’t have to be just in the form of going onto traditional terrestrial channels or, indeed, showing all of the matches. There are all sorts of creative options and I think it’s something they should consider and they have said they are considering it.”
Spanish version: La Premier League planea que se vea en abierto por televisión