The Premier League has made all top tier matches available via its domestic broadcast partner, finally abandoning its controversial pay-per-view (PPV) package and resorting back to the original model implemented at the start of the 2020/21 season.
From 21 November, matches will be shared out across Sky Sports and BT Sport, along with the BBC and streaming platform Amazon.
The BBC will carry the top flight clash between Fulham and Everton on 22 November for free-to-air viewers.
“There is a full schedule of Premier League games over the festive period and clubs are committed to an accessible solution for fans,” the statement released by the Premier League read.
“These plans have been made with the cooperation of our broadcast partners, working with us to deliver these additional matches while stadiums are missing the supporters who are such an integral part of the game.
“The agreement will be reviewed in the new year following consultation with clubs, broadcast partners and in line with any decisions made by the government regarding the return of spectators to stadiums.
“The Premier League and our clubs remain committed to the safe return of fans as soon as possible.”
PPV was introduced during the October international break, costing football fans £14.95 per match to watch games not chosen to air on regular television.
It invited criticism from supporters who slammed the price of the model, instead opting to donate to charities.
However, the Premier League’s Chief Executive Richard Masters told MPs at a Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee meeting that the division were looking at a ‘change in direction’ on the current PPV agreement after a second UK lockdown was announced.