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​BBC to show live Premier League games for first time

UK public broadcaster the BBC will show four live Premier League matches when the season restarts, with the league provisionally scheduling a resumption on June 17, reports SportBusiness.

While the BBC has been generally been the Premier League's domestic highlights rights-holder since its inception, the broadcaster has never before shown a live match. Indeed, it is the first time the BBC has shown any live top-tier English league football since the 1987-88 season.

The broadcaster will also show additional highlights programmes as the Premier League prepares to embark upon a blitz of fixtures following the suspension of football in March due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Each of the remaining 92 Premier League matches will be broadcast live across the league's existing domestic rights-holders: Sky Sports, BT Sport, the BBC and Amazon Prime.

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