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New move by the Premier League will mean a first for Sunday matches on TV

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

The Premier League are opening the bidding for the broadcasting rights for matches from the 2025/26 season for four years.

The Premier League are on the lookout for buyers for broadcasting rights

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The Premier League are on the lookout for buyers for broadcasting rightsCredit: Getty

In total, there are five live packages being sold and no single buyer would be allowed to sweep up all the rights.

But for the first time ever, all Sunday matches at 2pm will be broadcast live on TV.

Prior to this, several matches at that time are left off-air – much to the disappointment of fans across the country.

However, that will change from the 2025/26 season, as European competitions are likely to force more matches to that time.

There has been a growing voice for matches at 3pm on Saturday to be broadcast.

But the Premier League are still protecting that time as a ‘closed period’, to encourage attendances across the nation at all levels as the traditional time for football kick-offs.

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

They will also include provision for all matches in five midweek rounds per season, and the final match round in each season to be broadcast live.

The Premier League will broadcast every 2pm kick-off on Sunday

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The Premier League will broadcast every 2pm kick-off on SundayCredit: Getty
Sky Sports and BT Sport share most of the Premier League fixtures that are broadcast

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Sky Sports and BT Sport share most of the Premier League fixtures that are broadcastCredit: Getty

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

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

Meanwhile TNT Sport, formerly known as BT Sport, have traditionally broadcast the early kick-offs on Saturday.

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

Amazon Prime have recently taken some matches, broadcasting matches on Boxing Day and New Year’s Day, two huge fixtures in the footballing calendar.

Meanwhile, at talkSPORT, 450 games are broadcast live on air – 250 of which are exclusive – across the Premier League, EFL, WSL and Champions League.

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