The Premier League 2019-20 season is still someway far as the transfer window is in full flow at this time of the year. However, it doesn’t stop the business of football from proceeding. There is a big change in this season’s Premier League fixtures as the fans will not be able to watch the Boxing Day fixtures on television anymore.
The Boxing Day fixtures are going online only starting with the 2019-20 Premier League season
Fans of Premier League fixtures have already had to subscribe to packages of both BT Sport as well as Sky Sports.
A subscription for both BT Sport and Sky Sports costs anywhere between £50 to £100 million for subscribers. Now, after paying all that money people need another subscription for Amazon Prime Video. It’s not like Amazon has a big fat deal for Broadcast rights like Sky or BT. They’ve got 20 of the 380 Premier League games in a season. Amazon will experiment with this package for the seasons 2019 through 2022.
It must be noted that Boxing Day Fixtures are an important highlight of the Premier League calendar.
The Premier League fixtures for 2019-20 will be out on Thursday, June 13
The exact fixtures falling to Amazon Prime Video are not yet known. All of the games to be played on December 26, 2019 will be available to watch only with an amazon subscription. So regardless of which teams you support, or whether there’s any big match-ups on Boxing Day- you won’t be able to watch it without Prime Video.
Fans have rightly been complaining as this is a kind of extortion where earlier they paid for two service providers for the Premier League. Now, they must subscribe to a third to watch their favourite teams play.
No Changes in broadcasters except for Boxing Day matches
If you can live without watching the Boxing Day matches on television, you’re good. Not much will change in terms of which timeslots go to which broadcasters. BT Still has all the right to the UEFA Champions League and the UEFA Europa League as well as big ticket Premier League matches.
Sky still has the largest selection of Premier League matches. How will you adjust to this new change? Are you waiting for the Premier League calendar for season 2019-20 to be announced? Let us know in the comments. Share this if a friend may find it useful.