That is not a kick-off time that will please match-going fans in the top-flight as it makes it increasingly hard to get home after an away game via public transport and will be impossible in some places. Yet broadcasters and the Premier League seem intent on scheduling games at times which are increasingly hard for fans to get to. “It isn’t good enough”.
Sky and BT Sport acquired domestic broadcasting rights worth £5.14 billion (RM27.8 billion) for three years in 2015. We are not the ‘driving force behind it all’.
Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, is known to be keen the Premier League embraces the idea.
When does the 2017/18 Premier League season begin?
At the end of the 2016-17 campaign, a report produced by members of the Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trusts reviewed the impact on fans of matches rearranged at the request of broadcasters and those scheduled for midweek slots by the Premier League.
Although the drop was partially down on viewers switching to watching games online and more matches being broadcast compared with the previous season, the data published by the Financial Times (FT) and confirmed by Sky indicates a drop in interest for live Premier League fixtures being shown on the pan-European satellite television platform in Britain.
“You have to adapt to the time difference, and the heat will also help to prepare us for the season”, the Belgium global told Premier League Productions.
The total number of televised matches could reach upwards of 200.
Seven of the players who featured in the final did not play a single minute of Premier League football last season. Tom Davies played 12 times for Everton’s PL2 side before going on to star in the first team.