The Premier League has decided to continue broadcasting all its football matches, despite the disruptions that the third lockdown in the United Kingdom has caused.
This news follows on from Richard Masters’ (the Premier League’s chief executive) announcement that players will continue to participate in matches behind closed doors for the remainder of this football season.
Creating an accessible solution for football fans
Back in December, fans were able to attend matches in stadiums with a limited capacity of 2000 spectators. This was later revoked after coronavirus cases began to surge once more, leading the UK government to implement another nationwide lockdown.
The Premier League released the following statement to announce the latest news: “The Premier League and its clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans.
Delivering additional matches whilst stadiums are out of action
“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.”
As such, coverage of Premier League matches will be broadcast on Sky Sports, BBC, BT Sports and Amazon Prime from January 30th to the end of February. This is excellent news for iGaming affiliates who rely on sports betting to generate their income.