BT Sport confirm live Premier League matches over festive period
BT Sport have confirmed they will show more live Premier League action during the festive period, including some of the best fixtures in English football.
For the first time, BT Sport will offer back to back double headers, including matches on Boxing Day, West Ham United vs. Arsenal at 3pm, followed by Manchester City vs. Liverpool, kicking off at 5:30pm.
BT Sport have also secured the exclusive live rights to serve up both matches between Manchester United and Tottenham Hotspur in the Premier League this season.
Director of BT Sport, Simon Green, said: “We’re delighted with the first pick games that we are serving up through December and the New Year, and BT Sport viewers will now reap the benefits of our Christmas Cracker top picks.
“We are continuing to deliver what we promised football fans - live matches between clubs involved in the title race, the type of matches previously never shown on any other channel than Sky.
“I am especially delighted that we’re able to offer some superb matches over the holiday period and offer two incredibly enticing double headers, just ahead of our FA Cup third round coverage which starts at the beginning of January.”
New Year’s Day is often a day people find it difficult getting out of bed, so BT Sport will show Southampton vs. Chelsea at 3pm, followed by Manchester United vs. Tottenham Hotspur at 5:30pm.
The channel will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser matches for the next five seasons.