Sky, BT reveal Premier League TV fixtures

football-kasperSky Sports and BT Sport have revealed their first batch of live fixtures f0r the 2014/2015 Premier League season.

Sky Sports’ schedule includes all of last season’s top four at least six times and every club at least three times.  Viewers can also enjoy seven live Manchester United fixtures – including Louis van Gaal’s toughest tests against Manchester City, Arsenal and Chelsea.

And in an added bonus, all seven Sky Sports channels will be free to every Sky, Virgin Media, TalkTalk and UPC household on Saturday 16th August.  As well as Arsenal v Crystal Palace, this means over 15 million homes can enjoy a full day of unrivalled live sport from Sky Sports, including football from Sky Bet Championship,  Scottish Premiership and Eredivisie as well England Test cricket, golf from Europe and the USA, rugby union and ATP tennis.

Last season, Sky showed 49 of the 50 most watched matches in the league. This year their covergae starts with the following games:

SKY SPORTS FIXTURES
AUGUST
Arsenal v Crystal Palace     Sat 16      5:30pm
Liverpool v Southampton     Sun 17      1:30pm
Newcastle United v Manchester City     Sun 17      4pm
Burnley  v Chelsea     Mon 18          8pm
Everton v Arsenal      Sat 23          5:30pm
Hull City v Stoke City     Sun 24          1:30pm
Sunderland v Manchester United    Sun 24          4pm
Manchester City v Liverpool    Mon 25          8pm
Everton v Chelsea    Sat 30           5:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool    Sun 31          1:30pm
Leicester City v Arsenal     Sun 31          4pm

SEPTEMBER
Liverpool v Aston Villa    Sat 13          5:30pm
Manchester United v Queens Park Rangers    Sun 14     4pm
Hull City v West Ham United     Mon 15          8pm
West Ham United v Liverpool      Sat 20           5:30pm
Leicester City v Manchester United   Sun 21           1:30pm
Manchester City v Chelsea     Sun 21          4pm
Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur    Sat 27          5:30pm
West Bromwich Albion v Burnley     Sun 28          4pm
Stoke City v Newcastle United      Mon 29          8pm

OCTOBER
Aston Vill v Manchester City    Sat 4           5:30pm
Chelsea  v Arsenal      Sun 5           2:05pm
West Ham United v Queens Park Rangers    Sun 5     4:15pm
Queens Park Rangers  v Liverpool    Sun 19          1:30pm
Stoke City v Swansea City     Sun 19          4pm
West Bromwich Albion    v   Manchester United  Mon 20  8pm
Swansea City  v Leicester City      Sat 25          5:30pm
Burnley v  Everton    Sun 26          1:30pm
Manchester United v Chelsea    Sun 26          4pm
Queens Park Rangers  v Aston Villa    Mon 27      8pm

NOVEMBER
Manchester City v Manchester United    Sun 2      1:30pm
Aston Villa v Tottenham Hotspur    Sun 2      4pm
Crystal Palace v Sunderland   Mon 3           8pm
Queens Park Rangers v Manchester City   Sat 8    5:30pm
West Bromwich Albion v Newcastle United     Sun 9     1:30pm
Swansea City v Arsenal      Sun 9       4pm
Arsenal v Manchester United     Sat 22          5:30pm
Crystal Palace v Liverpool    Sun 23          1:30pm
Hull City v Tottenham Hotspur   Sun 23          4pm
Aston Villa v Southampton     Mon 24          8pm
Sunderland v Chelsea      Sat 29          5:30pm
Southampton v Manchester City     Sun 30    1:30pm
Tottenham Hotspur v Everton     Sun 30     4pm

Gary Neville, Sky Sports analyst commented: “I can’t wait for the new season and I can’t wait for Sky’s live matches. There’s so many stand out fixtures here to look forward to, including must-see head to heads, big tests for the top four and all the promoted sides.  We’ll see all the teams at least three times, visit all the grounds and tell the complete Premier League story throughout the opening three months and beyond. I can’t wait to get back into the studio.”

Meanwhile, BT Sport will show Van Gaal’s first league game as the new Manchester United manager exclusively live on the opening day of the new Barclays Premier League season.

The BT Sport channels, which are free for a second season for BT broadband customers, will show current champions Manchester City three times in the Barclays Premier League during its initial selection of TV matches, as well as their FA Community Shield match versus Arsenal.

BT SPORT FIXTURES (all 12:45 kick off)
AUGUST
Manchester United v Swansea      Sat 16
Aston Villa  v  Newcastle United   Sat 23
Burnley v Manchester United      Sat 30

SEPTEMBER
Arsenal v Manchester City    Sat 13
Queens Park Rangers v Stoke City   Sat 20
Liverpool v Everton  Sat 27

OCTOBER
Manchester Utd v Everton     Sat 5 (Midday)
Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur      Sat 18
West Ham United v Manchester City    Sat 25

NOVEMBER
Newcastle v Liverpool     Sat 1
Liverpool v Chelsea     Sat 8
West Bromwich Albion  v Arsenal  Sat 30

Simon Green, head of BT Sport, said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have secured some superb matches for the start of the 2014/15 season. On the opening day of the season, all eyes will be on Louis van Gaal fresh from the Netherlands’ World Cup efforts and the start of his tenure with Manchester United. We’ll show the current title holders Manchester City four times before October ends, including the fascinating clash with Arsenal, and both teams also meet exclusively live on BT Sport in the FA Community Shield on Sunday, August 10th. We’ll also have plenty of games involving top teams playing each other. One that really catches the eye is when Chelsea travel to Anfield on November 8th.”

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