Premier League: Free to Air and Project Restart

Matches in the Premier League are set to be broadcast on free-to-air channels. This has been listed as part of the British government plans for Project Restart.

Despite lockdown rules being lifted in some areas, the English FA is putting plans in place to restrict movement amid Project Restart.

According to reports, In a stride to discourage home exit, Premier League has stated some games will be available on no subscription channels.

Laid-down reasons for the decision

Public safety has been outlined as the major reason for the decision.

As the Premier League FA hopes to finish the league behind close doors, it is logical to broadcast on free-to-air channels to encourage the stay at home scheme.

For player training, the Premier League sides are expected to hold a meeting on the best possible protocol.

Free-to-air Broadcasting procedure 

One Match is slated for Friday, coming after that will be four on Saturday as well as Sunday. We are likely to see the return of Monday Night football for the last game.

The match on Friday is to be viewed on Sky Sports.
The broadcaster would televise four matches each weekend. The remaining five would most likely be free-to-air.

Premier League stars still concerned over restart

The first major league to have resumed is the Bundesliga, with mouth-watering action over the weekend. However, many Premier League players are still concerned over Project Restart.

Playing down plans for mid-June Project Restart, some players have stated a four to five-week intensive training is needed before matches can be played.

Managers as well have expressed uneasiness over mid-June restart. Recently, Brighton with 3 players who tested positive for COVID-19, have heavily criticized mid-June restart.


Without a doubt, the League resumption is expected to kick-off mid-June. Nonetheless, a host of issues still remain to be resolved.

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