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Premier League scraps pay-per-view for all remaining matches in 2020

All remaining English Premier League matches this year will be broadcast live on TV – without any pay-per-view fees. And at least one game will be shown 'free' on the BBC.

The Premier League has ditched the controversial charging model which saw fans being asked to pay £14.95 to watch a single match. Instead, it will now broadcast all matches via existing services including Sky Sports, BT Sport, the BBC and Amazon Prime Video – as it did when football returned after the first national lockdown. 

One game – the Fulham vs Everton fixture at noon on Sunday 22 November – will be shown on BBC One, meaning it'll be free to watch for those with a TV licence. 

However, this agreement only lasts until the end of 2020, with no guarantee that pay-per-view won't be brought back for matches in January and beyond. 

We've more details about the fixtures and how you can watch them below.

See Premier League watching hacks for the cheapest ways to watch the games broadcast on subscription-based channels.

What channels will the games be shown on?

Games will be shown on the following channels:

  • Amazon Prime Video. To watch the Crystal Palace vs Newcastle match it's set to show on Friday 27 November, non-Prime members can start a 30-day free trial. if you've used the free trial, you'll have to be a Prime Video customer which costs £5.99 per month. Amazon Prime will also show 20 more games in December.

  • BBC. As set out above, the Fulham vs Everton match will be shown live on BBC One with no additional cost (assuming you have a TV licence). The BBC may show other games in December though this is not confirmed yet.

  • BT Sport. All BT Sport games will only be available to subscribers.

  • Sky Sports. Sky will be showing the bulk of the newly-confirmed fixtures to be broadcast (13 of 20 in November). It doesn't have plans to make any free to non-subscribers.

For the cheapest way to watch games on paid-for services such as Sky Sports and BT Sport, see our Premier League TV hacks.

Revised list of Premier League fixtures

Here is a full list of the fixtures confirmed by the Premier League today – we've included the channels they'll be shown on and have highlighted those you'll be able to watch for free (if you have a TV licence).

Saturday 21 November
12.30pm Newcastle vs Chelsea (BT Sport)
3pm Aston Villa vs Brighton (BT Sport)
5.30pm Spurs vs Man City (Sky Sports)
8pm Man Utd vs West Brom (BT Sport) 

Sunday 22 November
Noon Fulham vs Everton (FREE on BBC One)
2pm Sheffield Utd vs West Ham (Sky Sports)
4.30pm Leeds vs Arsenal (Sky Sports)
7.15pm Liverpool vs Leicester (Sky Sports)

Monday 23 November
5.30pm Burnley vs Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
8pm Wolves vs Southampton (Sky Sports)

Friday 27 November
8pm Crystal Palace vs Newcastle (Amazon Prime Video)

Saturday 28 November
12.30pm Brighton vs Liverpool (BT Sport)
3pm Man City vs Burnley (BT Sport)
5.30pm Everton vs Leeds (Sky Sports)
8pm West Brom vs Sheffield Utd (Sky Sports)

Sunday 29 November
2pm Southampton vs Man Utd (Sky Sports)
4.30pm Chelsea vs Spurs (Sky Sports)
7.15pm Arsenal vs Wolves (Sky Sports)

Monday 30 November
5.30pm Leicester vs Fulham (Sky Sports)
8pm West Ham vs Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

The Premier League hasn't yet confirmed the TV schedule for December's games, though we'll add the fixtures in to this story once they're announced.

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