The Premier League will show some games on YouTube for free when the 2019/20 season returns, according to a report.
The S*n report that the current proposal is for Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon to take the majority of the Premier League games, but with YouTube filling in the remainder for free.
As we know, the current plans for the Premier League season return involve playing behind closed doors. This isn’t a huge issue for the games on Sky and BT, as fans can tune in from home.
However, the rest of the matches suddenly become impossible to watch. You can’t attend them in person, and they aren’t on TV in the UK.
The solution is apparently to first give Amazon a selection of the other matches. Then YouTube are offering a free-to-air option for whatever’s left over. Despite previous reports, no games will air on the BBC or ITV.
There’s no explanation for this, but presumably, Amazon will pay for their extra matches. BT and Sky are unlikely to just accept one of their competitors getting additional games for free. That would give the Premier League clubs a bit of extra cash as well.
As for the games on YouTube, it’s a simple and logical solution. Plenty of sporting events already air on YouTube, and it will allow fans to watch their team without paying for another subscription.