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.