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New Premier League ruling will mean first for Sunday matches on TV

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A new directive from Premier League headquarters could see Sunday matches changed forever on television.

The Premier League opens auctions for broadcast rights for matches in the 2025/26 season for four years.

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The Premier League is looking for buyers for broadcast rightsCredit: Getty

A total of five live packages are being sold and no one buyer would be allowed to win all the rights.

But for the first time, all matches on Sunday at 2 p.m. will be broadcast live on television.

Prior to this, several matches were not broadcast at that time, much to the disappointment of fans across the country.

However, this will change from the 2025/26 season onwards, as European competitions will likely force more matches in this period.

More and more voices are being raised for the matches on Saturday at 3 p.m. to be broadcast.

But the Premier League continues to protect this period as a ‘closed period’, to encourage spectators across the country at all levels, football’s traditional kick-off time.

The packages will continue to broadcast the kick-off slots of Saturday 12:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. as well as the 8 p.m. slot on a Monday (or Friday).

They will also include live broadcasts of all matches from the five midweek rounds per season, as well as the final round of each season.

The Premier League will broadcast Sunday's kick-off at 2 p.m.

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The Premier League will broadcast Sunday’s kick-off at 2 p.m.Credit: Getty
Sky Sports and BT Sport share most Premier League matches broadcast

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Sky Sports and BT Sport share most Premier League matches broadcastCredit: Getty

Sky Sports and TNT Sport currently dominate among TV broadcasters for Premier League matches.

Sky Sports usually gives the latest kick-offs on Saturday, as well as all matches on Sunday.

Meanwhile, TNT Sport, formerly known as BT Sport, traditionally broadcasts the first kick-offs on Saturday.

Sky Sports dominates the current UK cycle, broadcasting 128 matches out of 200 televised matches.

Amazon Prime has recently taken over some matches, broadcasting matches on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, two major events in the football calendar.

Meanwhile, on talkSPORT, 450 matches are shown live – including 250 exclusively – across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Champions League.

And this, without having to pay a single cent.

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