Premier League considers popular video platform – Youtube for free-to-air option, as football chiefs want fans to be able to watch the remaining games.
The Premier League is thinking of a return to the field to end the last remaining games of the season and according to a report by the Sun, Premier League games are set to be shown on YouTube for FREE when the season restarts following the coronavirus lockdown.
Under a proposal that is currently being discussed, the remaining 92 matches are to be broadcast on Sky Sports, BT Sport and YouTube and the plan is to complete all the games in 7 weeks.
But with games set to be played behind closed doors and without fans, football chiefs want fans to be able to watch every game live. Just like before, the majority of the games will be shown on Sky Sports and BT Sport, who hold the bulk of the existing broadcasting rights.
But with no games set to be shown live on terrestrial television, YouTube is being discussed as a free-to-air option. The Premier League is hoping to return to training by May 12th and play the first round of matches on June 12.
With games to be played behind closed doors due to the long-term suspension of mass gatherings, no two matches will be played simultaneously in order to allow maximum TV coverage.
he 92 games left this season, Sky Sports has 39 matches left to air and BT Sport eight under the current deal. Now it remains to be seen whether the deal with Youtube will come out to be true or not.
Recently, even La Liga also decided to resume the training of the clubs this week and hoping to resume the remaining rounds of the league in June, meanwhile, German clubs have already started the training.
However, Eredivisie and Ligue 1 has decided to end the season with no games further to be played, but have opted different paths in deciding the conclusion of the league.