2020/21 Live Football on UK TV
The 2020/21 football campaign is going to be a huge unprecedented season when considering the number of football matches that are going to be shown live on UK TV and streaming channels.
Due to the coronavirus, fans are restricted from attending games. This is true at the time of writing (August 2020). Restrictions are expected to be lifted gradually and fans will be allowed into stadiums in the months ahead albeit, there will be a limited number of spectators.
It’s unknown when football stadiums will be allowed to be at full capacity again. With that being said, the number of loyal season ticket supports who now will not be able to follow their favoured football teams this year in the United Kingdom will be in the hundreds of thousands.
The silver lining is, British Broadcasters intend to show so much more live football on tv this season. Great news for all armchair fans. Not the best news for the loyal season ticket supporters who travel the length and breadth of the country to support their team every week but considering the circumstances, we will take it!
So where are we at? With all the upheaval of the 2019/20 season being stopped, abandoned, restarted etc the fixtures for the 2020/21 season are a little sketchy but here is what we know.
Scottish Football Fixtures Live on Sky TV
Sky Sports have exclusive
rights to show all Scottish Premiership Football
games that will be broadcasted live on tv this season. The deal is for 48 games
and is worth about £26M per season and will run for 5 consecutive seasons.
The deal also includes a further 6 playoff games per season.
To date, only the Old Firm and August’s live fixtures have been confirmed and are as below:
(Scottish Premiership) August 2020 live football matches
Sat 1st Aberdeen vs Rangers - 12.30pm Pittodrie
Sun 2nd Celtic vs Hamilton - 4.30pm Celtic Park
Mon 3rd Ross County vs Motherwell - 7.45pm Global Energy Stadium
Sat 8th St Johnstone vs Aberdeen - 12.30pm McDiarmid Park
Sun 9th Kilmarnock vs Celtic - 4.30pm Rugby Park
Tue 11th Dundee Utd vs Hibernian - 6pm Tannadice Park
Wed 12th St Mirren vs Celtic - 6pm The Simple Digital Arena
Sat 15th Hibernian vs Motherwell - 5.30pm Easter Road
Sun 16th Livingston vs Rangers - 4.30pm Tony Macaroni Arena
Sat 22 nd Dundee Utd vs Celtic - 5.30pm Tannadice Park
Sun 23rd St Johnstone vs Hibernian - 4.30pm McDiarmid Park
Sat 29th Hamilton v Rangers - 5.30pm Fountain of Youth Stadium
Sun 30th Hibernian vs Aberdeen - 4.30pm Easter Road
The big box office old firm fixtures have already been scheduled into the calendar with Celtic hosting the mighty Glasgow Rangers on the 17th of October. The traditional New Year-old firm match will take place at Ibrox stadium on the 2nd of January 2021.
Sat 17th Oct Celtic vs Rangers – 12:30pm Celtic Park
Sat 2nd Jan Rangers vs Celtic – 12:30pm Ibrox Stadium
Sat 20th Mar Celtic vs Rangers – 12:30pm Celtic Park
Other live Scottish football to be shown on tv includes 20 championship matches to be screened live on BBC Scotland while Premier sports, BBC Alba & Welsh channel S4C have rights to showcase coverage of the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafer Cup.
English Football Live on UK TV
While Scottish football ground to halt, finished early, created a new fixture list for the 2020/21 season and has since kicked off again, English football has just came to a conclusion and as yet, have still to announce the calendar fixture list and schedule in what games will be shown live on tv.
So, without further ado, here is what we think we know.
The word on street is that all English Premier League football matches will be shown live on tv at least till such times fans will be allowed back in the stadiums. How this will be done is up for debate.
Its expected that the broadcasters will want to continue broadcasting the minimum number of fixtures that were agreed in the incumbent contract. The current contract concludes that 200 matches will be shown live each season. That is 52% of all 380 games.
Sky Sports were entitled to show 128 live games per season while BT Sports have the rights to show 52 matches. The newcomers to world of broadcasting live football matches is Amazon Prime, who have the rights to show 20 live games per season via their streaming service.
That was when the world was normal. In the new world who knows at this stage who knows how thing will develop but there is talk that season ticket holders will be provided with private links to live streaming channels where they will be able to watch and support their favourite football teams.
As for now, there is no point guessing. English Premier League fixtures and live tv schedule will be announced in due course. Same with Championship, League One and League Two football.
To keep up to date with all the big tv games that will be shown live on tv in 2020/21 season, head over to Blooter It! A website that keeps you up to date with all the live fixtures as and when they are announced.