THE Premier League have finally given the green light for 3pm games to be shown live on TV – with some matches even set to be aired for FREE.
Top-flight bosses have dropped its opposition to the game being shown to compensate for them being behind closed doors.
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The long-standing blackout was lifted last month, but Premier League bosses initially claimed they still wouldn’t allow 3pm matches to be broadcast.
But now they have had a “change of heart”, according to The Times – with the previously blocked games now allowed to be shown.
There are 92 Premier League matches left to be played this season, with the restart pencilled in for June 12, although some fear it may be more like June 26.
Every match will be broadcast via some medium to make up for the fact fans are not allowed to watch live from inside the stadium.
While many matches will be shown on regular channels Sky Sports and BT Sport, there are discussions going ahead about some being shown for free via media like YouTube.
Of the remaining 92 games, 47 are certain to go to Sky and BT, as they would have before the lockdown.
The 20 Premier League clubs are set to learn more about this at Thursday’s meeting.
Last week, culture secretary Oliver Dowden insisted the government wanted every match to be offered to everyone in the country.
Dowden claimed that “if we can do it safely”, the 3pm embargo would be moved to create “an opportunity for us to be able to get some Premier League games free to air”.
He continued: “I hope we can sort this out and also hope we can get more money going into the sport of football.
“I think we can find ourselves in a win-win situation.”