The BBC and Amazon may both get the chance to televise some of the remaining Premier League games, based on the latest broadcasting proposal.
The Times report that the latest Premier League broadcast plan will see the BBC and Amazon getting games, as well as Sky Sports and BT Sport.
Of the remaining 92 games, 47 already had TV coverage plans. Sky and BT shared all those games, with Amazon using up their slots earlier in the season. The BBC wouldn’t have had any games, but obviously had the Match of the Day highlight rights.
The new plan involves allocating 32 more games to Sky, eight to BT Sport and five to the BBC and Amazon. As The Times point out, this would be the first time the BBC would show a live Premier League game.
There isn’t any agreement on the plan just yet. Obviously, at this point, we don’t even know if Premier League football will return at all. With the return of German football this weekend, however, it is starting to seem like a matter of time.
The downside of the new plan is that you may well have to sign up for Amazon, Sky and BT (and pay your TV license fee) to watch all of Arsenal’s matches this season, with no way to attend the games in person.
On the other hand, at least there’s a plan to televise them all. Plus, it’s possible Arsenal will end up getting a BBC game and no Amazon games, so we’ll see.