These Sheffield United Premier League matches will be free-to-air on TV
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These Sheffield United Premier League matches will be free-to-air on TV

Two of the first four Sheffield United matches upon their return to Premier League action will be free-to-air on TV.

The Blades play Aston Villa in the first game back as part of ‘Project Restart’ on June 17. All 92 remaining fixtures in the English top flight will be shown somewhere on TV.

This is because all matches are being played behind closed doors due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime continue to share broadcasting rights. As well as that, for the first time since the Premier League’s inception in 1992, the BBC will also be showing live matches.

Amazon have announced that their fixtures will also be broadcast for free. Sky have decided to show 25 of their 64 scheduled games free-to-air as well. For those non-Sky customers, these will be available to watch on the Freeview channel, Pick.

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Sky Sports are broadcasting the game at Villa Park, but that is part of their subscription deal and therefore is not free-to-air.

However, there is good news for Blades fans without Sky shortly afterwards. On Sunday, 21 June they travel to Newcastle United at 2pm. This will be free to watch on Sky Sports and Pick.

After that, Chris Wilder’s men are on the road again, this time travelling to face Manchester United on Wednesday, 24 June at 6pm. Once again, this will be free-to-air on Sky Sports and Pick.

The Manchester Evening News also reports that the fixture will take place at Old Trafford, despite there being previous claims that it could be held at a neutral venue.

Following on from that is the FA Cup quarter-final match with Arsenal at Bramall Lane. This will be broadcast on BT Sport on Sunday, 28 June and kicks off at 1pm.

The only other game that broadcast details have been released for so far is the league encounter with Tottenham Hotspur. Another home clash, this will take place on Thursday, 2 July at 6pm. It will be shown by Sky Sports, but not free-to-air.

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