BT Sport's Premier League broadcasts get Watch Together feature


Merseyside Police have no objections to the derby being played at Goodison.

Their first match will be at Everton on 21 June, when they could clinch a first title in 30 years.

When the English Premier League kicks off again on Wednesday June 17, Sky viewers in the United Kingdom will have the option to watch matches with simulated crowd noises developed in partnership with EA Sports.

City's match against champions-elect Liverpool, who are 25 points clear of Pep Guardiola's side, on July 2 is also listed as "venue TBC" and had been on the list of matches earmarked to be moved to a neutral venue.

All remaining 92 Premier League matches will be broadcast live in the United Kingdom by Sky, BT Sport, Amazon Prime and BBC with Radio 5 Live and TalkSport providing live commentaries on every game.

The matter will be discussed at Liverpool City Council's Safety Advisory Group meeting on Monday.

The first English top-flight fixture broadcast on BT Sport will be the 12.30pm BST kick-off between Watford v Leicester City on 20th June.

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The league also announced Saturday that the sixth round of COVID-19 testing of 1,195 players and staff across the 20 clubs on Thursday and Friday produced no positives.

"Our aim is to ensure these games are completed with the least risk to public health and without adding further strain on the NHS and other public services".

In that scenario, the Premier League may need a solution whereby matches are quickly moved to one of a designated number of club stadiums which would double as emergency neutral venues.

Sky Sports are reportedly expected to confirm that viewers will have an option similar to virtual crowd noises throughout the Premier League.

In addition, the broadcaster will air the FA Cup club knockout tournament when it returns, with two quarter final fixtures on 28th June.

"With live sport on hold for over two months, we've spent a lot of time thinking about how we broadcast in new ways to bring fans together, even if they can't meet up to watch the match", said Sky Sports managing director Rob Webster (thanks, The Verge).

"So that is clearly a big concern - but if people abide by what we are asking them to do, the games should be all right ..." Sheffield United v Arsenal is a 1pm, followed by Leicester against Chelsea at 4pm.