Premier League rethinks UK broadcast as free-tv ruled unlikely for new season

August 21 – Free-to-air broadcast matches will not take place routinely when the new English Premier League season begins, giving rise to concerns over how fans – especially season ticket holders – can watch games.

The season will start on September 12 behind closed doors but unlike the end of last season, there are no plans to broadcast every game live.

Katrina Law of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust, told the BBC: “I think there is a misconception among fans that they will be able to watch their team like they did in Project Restart.

“We definitely think there should be some provision for match-going fans because of a public-health emergency.”

There are no firm dates for when clubs can let fans back into stadiums, but the government could relax rules surrounding sporting events from October 1.

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