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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.

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:

Find out which matches have been selected for live TV coverage in the UK and those that have been rescheduled

The broadcast selections have been announced for live TV in the UK for the final two rounds of Premier League matches in April 2024, with the weekend of 20-21 April coinciding with the FA Cup semi-finals.

New dates for six postponed fixtures have also been announced as well as fixtures moved because of UEFA competitions.

Revised schedule

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

Saturday 20 April 2024
Luton Town v Brentford
Sheff Utd v Burnley
19:30 Wolves v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Sunday 21 April 2024
13:30 Everton v Nott’m Forest (Sky Sports)
Aston Villa v AFC Bournemouth*
Crystal Palace v West Ham*
16:00 Fulham v Liverpool (Sky Sports)
*Due to Aston Villa & West Ham being in UEFA competitions

Tuesday 23 April 2024
20:00 Arsenal v Chelsea (TNT Sports)
(Previously postponed due to participation in FA Cup sixth round)

Wednesday 24 April 2024
19:45 Wolves v AFC Bournemouth
20:00 Crystal Palace v Newcastle
20:00 Everton v Liverpool (Sky Sports)*
20:00 Man Utd v Sheff Utd
(All previously postponed due to participation in FA Cup sixth round)
*Kick-off time subject to change if Brighton v Man City moves to this day

Thursday 25 April 2024
20:00 Brighton v Man City (Sky Sports)*
(Previously postponed due to participation in FA Cup sixth round)
*This will move to 20:00 Wed 24 April should Man City be scheduled to play in the Champions League on Tue 30 April

Saturday 27 April 2024
12:30 West Ham v Liverpool (TNT Sports)
(This will move to 14:00 Sun 28 April should Arsenal be scheduled to play in the Champions League on Tue 30 April)
Fulham v Crystal Palace
Man Utd v Burnley
Newcastle v Sheff Utd
Wolves v Luton Town
17:30 Everton v Brentford (Sky Sports)
(This will move to 16:30 Sun 28 April should Man City be scheduled to play in the Champions League on Tue 30 April)
20:00 Aston Villa v Chelsea (TNT Sports)

Sunday 28 April 2024
14:00 AFC Bournemouth v Brighton
(Moved due to Brighton v Man City on Thu 25 April)
14:00 Spurs v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
(This will move to 12:30 Sat 27 April should Arsenal be scheduled to play in the Champions League on Tue 30 April)
16:30 Nott’m Forest v Man City (Sky Sports)
(This will move to 17:30 Sat 27 April should Man City be scheduled to play in the Champions League on Tue 30 April)

GAMES ALREADY PICKED

Saturday 30th March 2024
12:30
Newcastle United v West Ham United
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

17:30
Aston Villa v Wolves
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

20:00
Brentford v Manchester United
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Sunday 31st March 2024
14:00
Liverpool v Brighton & Hove Albion
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

16:30
Manchester City v Arsenal
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Tuesday 2nd April 2024
19:30
Newcastle United v Everton
Premier League
TNT Sports 2

19:30
Nottingham Forest v Fulham
Premier League
TNT Sports 3

20:15
West Ham United v Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

Wednesday 3rd April 2024
19:30
Arsenal v Luton Town
Premier League
TNT Sports 2

19:30
Brentford v Brighton & Hove Albion
Premier League
TNT Sports 3

20:15
Manchester City v Aston Villa
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

Thursday 4th April 2024
19:30
Liverpool v Sheffield United
Premier League
TNT Sports 2

20:15
Chelsea v Manchester United
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

Saturday 6th April 2024
12:30
Crystal Palace v Manchester City
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

17:30
Brighton & Hove Albion v Arsenal
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Sunday 7th April 2024
15:30
Manchester United v Liverpool
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Monday 8th April 2024
20:00
Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Saturday 13th April 2024
12:30
Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League
TNT Sports 1 – TNT Sports Ultimate

17:30
AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Sunday 14th April 2024
14:00
Liverpool v Crystal Palace
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

16:30
Arsenal v Aston Villa
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

Monday 15th April 2024
20:00
Chelsea v Everton
Premier League
Sky Sports Main Event – Sky Sports Premier League – Sky Sports Ultra HDR

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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