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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…

STATEMENT:

The Premier League can confirm changes to kick-off times for three fixtures in April.

Aston Villa’s participation in the UEFA Europa Conference League on Thursday 11 April means they can no longer visit Arsenal on Saturday 13 April at 17:30 BST. That match will now be played on Sunday 14 April at 16:30 BST.

AFC Bournemouth v Manchester United will move into the vacant slot at 17:30 BST on Saturday 13 April.

West Ham United’s participation in the UEFA Europa League means their home match against Fulham will now be moved back a day to Sunday 14 April at 14:00 BST.

Both the AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd and Arsenal v Villa matches will be broadcast live on Sky Sports in the UK.

See below for the revised fixtures.

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

Saturday 13 April 2024
12:30 Newcastle v Spurs (TNT Sports)
Brentford v Sheff Utd
Burnley v Brighton
Man City v Luton
Nott’m Forest v Wolves
17:30 AFC Bournemouth v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

Sunday 14 April 2024
14:00 Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)
14:00 West Ham v Fulham
16:30 Arsenal v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)

Monday 15 April 2024
20:00 Chelsea v Everton (Sky Sports)

Postponements due to FA Cup
In addition, three Premier League fixtures have been postponed due to Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United reaching the FA Cup semi-finals.

Chelsea will no longer be able to visit Brighton & Hove Albion on the weekend of 20 April, while Man Utd’s home match against Newcastle United and Man City’s trip to Tottenham Hotspur will also be rearranged.

Furthermore, confirmation of movement to matches in Matchweeks 34 (20-21 April) and 35 (27-28 April) will be made in due course.

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Newcastle United v West Ham United
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Aston Villa v Wolves
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Tuesday 2nd April 2024
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Newcastle United v Everton
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Nottingham Forest v Fulham
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Wednesday 3rd April 2024
19:30
Arsenal v Luton Town
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Manchester City v Aston Villa
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Thursday 4th April 2024
19:30
Liverpool v Sheffield United
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Saturday 6th April 2024
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Sunday 7th April 2024
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Manchester United v Liverpool
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Monday 8th April 2024
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Tottenham Hotspur v Nottingham Forest
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Saturday 13th April 2024
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Newcastle United v Tottenham Hotspur
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Sunday 14th April 2024
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Monday 15th April 2024
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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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