The new Premier League football season begins on Saturday 17 August 2013 and a whopping 154 games will be broadcast live on Television throughout the season.
The newly created BT Sport and Sky Sports will broadcast exclusive live coverage in the UK, while the BBC will air extensive highlights of every Premier League games. Sky Sports will also air highlights via Game of the Day, Match Choice, and Goals on Sunday.
BT Sport will broadcast a total of 38 games during the season – including 18 ‘top picks’. The network will air most of their games at 12.45pm on Saturday afternoons.
BT Sport kicks-off the new season with Liverpool’s clash against Stoke on Saturday 17 August 2013. Jake Humphrey and his guests will be live on air from 11.30am, kick-off 12.45pm.
BT will also show Fulham v Arsenal, Man City v Hull City, Man Utd v Crystal Palace, Norwich v Aston Villa and Tottenham v Chelsea during August and September.
Sky Sports will show a total of 116 Premier League games – the most ever shown in a single season.
Sky will show their games at 5.30pm on Saturdays, 1.30pm and 4pm on Sundays, and at 8pm on Mondays.
Sky will continue to air their football matches within the Super Sunday and Monday Night Football programmes, and have created a new show for their Saturday evening fixtures.
Saturday Night Football will air every Premier League Saturday and will feature the 5.30pm kick-off, where this weekend the Premier League champions Manchester United take on Swansea City.
The show, presented by David Jones and Jamie Redknapp, will be filmed in front of a live audience and will air from 2.30pm – 3pm on Sky Sports 1, previewing the 3pm kick-offs, then Jeff Stelling and the Soccer Special panel will steer viewers through the 3pm kick-offs, before David and Jamie return at 5pm.
The main Saturday Night Football (SNF) programme continues to 8pm, where Sarah-Jane Mee takes over from David Jones and presents SNF Games of the Day and SNF Match Choice.
Ed Chamberlin will continue to front Sky’s Super Sunday. Ed and his studio guest will be based at the ground of the 4pm kick-off, which this week will be at Stamford Bridge as the Blues face the newly promoted Hull City. The 1.30pm kick-off between Crystal Palace and Tottenham Hotspur will also be apart of the first Super Sunday.
The Monday Night Football, which this week sees Manchester City take on Newcastle, will have a new look to the programme with a new studio set and a new member on the panel.
Former Liverpool defender, Jamie Carragher, will join Ed Chamberlin and Gary Neville every Premier League Monday to review the weekend’s action and preview the up and coming match.
Jamie said: “I wanted to work with the best team on the best line up of live football and that is what we have for the new season. Sky Sports viewers can see all the big stories, more of the massive matches and of course every team at least twice. We’ve got the action covered and I can’t wait to get started.”
The BBC will air highlights of every Premier League fixtures throughout the 2013/14 season in Match of the Day and Match of the Day 2.
Now in its 50th year, Match of the Day will have highlights of every Saturday game, including the 12.45pm and 5.30pm kick-offs.
Host Gary Lineker will be joined in the studio by the Premier League’s leading all-time scorer Alan Shearer, the inimitable Alan Hansen and a range of new faces including Gus Poyet, Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand, Michael Owen, Robbie Savage and Gianluca Vialli.
MOTD will be repeated on BBC One on Sunday morning’s and for the first time ever MOTD will also be available to view on BBC iPlayer.
Mark Chapman takes over as presenter of MOTD2 and will host MOTD2 Extra, a brand new live simulcast across BBC One, BBC Radio 5 live and the BBC Sport website, a first for UK football coverage. The Sunday lunchtime chat show will feature debate, interviews and analysis, as the team dissect all the big footballing issues across the weekend.
Dan Walker will continue to host Football Focus every Saturday on BBC One at the brand new time of 12.00pm. And Jason Mohammad will present a new look Final Score on Saturday afternoons.
“This season the BBC’s commitment to football coverage is greater than ever,” said Barbara Slater, Director BBC Sport.
“We’ll be bringing all the excitement of the new season to our audiences with the return of our iconic football shows, led by Match Of The Day, which reach combined audiences of around 10m across the weekend.”
Sat 12:45pm – Liverpool v Stoke – Live on BT Sport from 11.30am
Sat 3pm – Arsenal v Aston Villa
Sat 3pm – Norwich v Everton
Sat 3pm – Sunderland v Fulham
Sat 3pm – West Brom v Southampton
Sat 3pm – West Ham v Cardiff
Sat 5.30pm – Swansea v Manchester Utd – Live on Sky Sports 1 from 5pm
Sun 1.30pm – Crystal Palace v Tottenham – Live on Sky Sports 1 from 1pm
Sun 4pm – Chelsea v Hull City – Live on Sky Sports 1 from 3.30pm
Mon 8pm – Manchester City v Newcastle – Live on Sky Sports 1 from 7pm
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