Sky Sports and BT Sport reveal interactive new ways of watching the Premier League, including Fanzone – The Sun

TV GIANTS Sky Sports and BT Sport have revealed the new ways top-flight football fans will be able to watch Premier League matches returning this month.

Bosses running the league confirmed the first set of fixtures will be held from June 17 to July 2, sharing details of various kick-off times and television broadcasts.

 Sky Sport and BT Sport are offering fans the chance to link up with each via video whilst watching Premier League games on TV

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Sky Sport and BT Sport are offering fans the chance to link up with each via video whilst watching Premier League games on TV

All 92 matches to be televised will be played behind closed doors for the rest of the season due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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BT Sport and Sky Sports say they’ve come up with some new creative means of enhancing fans’ viewing experience.

Officials are confident they can overcome issues concerning a lack of atmosphere at stadiums due to the absence of spectators.

Thanks to some new innovations broadcasters say fans will be able to see and interact with their mates while watching games.

A new app called Sky Sports Fanzone has been designed to let friends see and chat with each other via video and alter the crowd noise.

App users will also be able to share match predictions, join game polls, and access Sky Sports statistics.

Meanwhile, BT Sports is unveiling Watch Together, which gives fans the chance to talk with friends during games in split-screen mode.

And viewers will have the choice to use a red button to watch match action with or without a pre-recorded crowd noise.

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Sky Sports are due to offer a similar option to their customers in collaboration EA Sports.

Sky Sports Crowds is due to provide a crowd noise tool to replicate the atmosphere of Premier League clashes.

And fans will have the choice to select the Sky channel to watch with or without sound added.

Sky Sports are to air 64 games with 39 of them exclusive to subscribers and an extra 25 broadcast on Sky’s free-to-air channel ‘Pick’.

And BT Sport has revealed the first seven games it will air once the season restarts.

 

Fixtures List

Wednesday 17 June 

18:00 Aston Villa v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports)

20:15 Man City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Friday 19 June
18:00 Norwich City v Southampton (Sky Sports/Pick)
20:15 Spurs v Man Utd (Sky Sports)

Saturday 20 June
12:30 Watford v Leicester City (BT Sport)
15:00 Brighton v Arsenal (BT Sport)
17:30 West Ham v Wolves (Sky Sports)
19:45 AFC Bournemouth v Crystal Palace (BBC)

Sunday 21 June
14:00 Newcastle United v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
16:15 Aston Villa v Chelsea (Sky Sports)
19:00 Everton v Liverpool (Sky Sports/Pick)*

Monday 22 June
20:00 Man City v Burnley (Sky Sports)

Tuesday 23 June
18:00 Leicester City v Brighton (Sky Sports)
20:15 Spurs v West Ham (Sky Sports)

Wednesday 24 June
18:00 Man Utd v Sheff Utd (Sky Sports/Pick)
18:00 Newcastle United v Aston Villa (BT Sport)
18:00 Norwich City v Everton (BBC)
18:00 Wolves v AFC Bournemouth (BT Sport)
20:15 Liverpool v Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Thursday 25 June
18:00 Burnley v Watford (Sky Sports/Pick)
18:00 Southampton v Arsenal (Sky Sports)
20:15 Chelsea v Man City (BT Sport)

Saturday 27 June
12:30 Aston Villa v Wolves (BT Sport)

 

 

 

 

 

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