3pm TV gamesThe Premier League is set to be forced by the government into showing games live on television and on free-to-air channels at 3pm on Saturdays when the season resumes. Live 3pm broadcasts had previously been subject to a UEFA black-out to protect clubs, but that has been lifted by the governing body due to the coronavirus crisis. The Bundesliga was the first major league in Europe to return at the weekend, with all games, even those taking place during the normal black-out period, being shown live on BT Sport. And Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden has now said he wants the Premier League to use the 3pm slot to allow fans to watch some games live for free.“We have to respect the existing rights that the broadcasters have but I do think we’ve actually got some flexibility if you look at Saturday afternoons,” Dowden said at the daily Covid-19 briefing.

Source link