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Latest Premier League TV selections confirmed for April and May

The latest Premier League TV selections have been confirmed by, Amazon Prime, TNT and Sky Sports for April and May.

However the deadline has come for a batch of TV picks to be made, so that clubs can inform match going supporters, who have to sort out tickets and travel arrangements.

Take a look below at what has been chosen along with the rest of the season’s selected games for broadcast…

PREMIER LEAGUE STATEMENT:

The broadcast selections have been announced for live TV in the United Kingdom for Matchweek 36.

The Premier League fixture between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, which was previously postponed due to Chelsea’s participation in the EFL Cup final, has also been given a new date of Thursday 2 May.

Revised schedule

Kick-offs 15:00 unless stated. All times BST.

Thursday 2 May 2024
19:30 Chelsea v Spurs (Sky Sports)

Friday 3 May 2024
20:00 Luton v Everton (Sky Sports)

Saturday 4 May 2024
12:30 Arsenal v Bournemouth (TNT Sports)
Brentford v Fulham
Brighton v Aston Villa
Burnley v Newcastle
Sheff Utd v Nott’m Forest
17:30 Man City v Wolves (Sky Sports)

Sunday 5 May 2024
14:00 Chelsea v West Ham*
16:30 Liverpool v Spurs (Sky Sports)
*Due to the movement of Chelsea v Spurs on 2 May

Monday 6 May 2024 
20:00 Crystal Palace v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

The Premier League would like to apologise to supporters for the inconvenience caused by the delay in announcing these fixtures. This was caused by significant disruption to London-based fixtures as a result of the planned TFL strikes on Saturday 4 May, which were cancelled on Thursday.

There have also been additional scheduling complications through the possibility of clubs’ participation in the UEFA Champions League semi-finals, which will take place either side of this Match Round.

GAMES ALREADY PICKED

Saturday 6th April 2024
12:30
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
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17:30
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
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Sunday 7th April 2024
15:30
Manchester United v Liverpool
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18:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
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Saturday 13th April 2024
12:30
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
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17:30
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United
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Sunday 14th April 2024
14:00
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
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16:30
Arsenal v Aston Villa
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Monday 15th April 2024
20:00
Chelsea v Everton
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Saturday 20th April 2024
19:30
Wolves v Arsenal
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Sunday 21st April 2024
13:30
Everton v Nottingham Forest
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16:30
Fulham v Liverpool
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Tuesday 23rd April 2024
20:00
Arsenal v Chelsea
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Wednesday 24th April 2024
20:00
Everton v Liverpool
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Thursday 25th April 2024
20:00
Brighton & Hove Albion v Manchester City
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Saturday 27th April 2024
12:30
West Ham United v Liverpool
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17:30
Everton v Brentford
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20:00
Aston Villa v Chelsea
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TNT Sports 1TNT Sports Ultimate

Sunday 28th April 2024
14:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Arsenal
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16:30
Nottingham Forest v Manchester City
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Why is there a Saturday football blackout in the UK for live streams and TV broadcasts?

Since before the formation of the Premier League, Saturday 3pm kick offs have been forbidden to be televised in the UK, with broadcasters only allowed to show early and late matches on national TV.

Though the 3pm kick off is the slot in which the majority of weekend matches are played with a number of games happening at the same time, they are never broadcast live on television due to the ‘football blackout’.

The United Kingdom is the only place to prohibit the broadcast of 3pm Saturday kick offs.

The 3pm blackout is said to be tradition, with Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday – the go to show where a panel of pundits report in-game action to viewers with none of the match footage actually being showed.

This is also why ratings for Match of the Day remain ever-popular, though numbers are made tougher to achieve due to online streams, footage of goals appearing within seconds online and highlights uploaded to Sky Sports’ YouTube just after 5pm Saturdays.

Major European leagues in France, Spain, Germany and Italy don’t observe such a blackout, and there has been sufficient evidence to prove that closed periods do not affect the outcome of lower league football match attendance.

If anything, you’re more likely to watch more Premier League games if your based in North America or Asia rather than your own country (UK), despite the England priding themselves as a nation who are the home of football.

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In February 2011, Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice launched an investigation into the “closed periods” and concluded that they did not affect match attendance at lower league games.

“It is, in fact, doubtful whether closed periods are capable of encouraging attendance at matches and participation in matches,” she said in a statement .

“Both activities have a completely different quality to the following of a live transmission on television. It has not been adequately shown to the Court that the closed periods actually encourage attendance at and participation in matches.

“No closed periods were adopted in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, or in Northern Ireland, that is to say, within the sphere of influence of English football.”

In 2016, Ofcom launched an investigation into the rights of televised football and surveyed football fans about whether they wanted to see a change.

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