ALL ten Premier League matches on Boxing Day this year will be screened live by Amazon.
The streaming giants begin their £90million deal to screen top flight matches in England next season – and they will come up with a festive treat for viewers.
The three-year contract gives them broadcast rights for 20 matches each season, spread over two rounds of games.
And now the fixtures for the new campaign have been announced, Amazon know they will be able to stream Liverpool’s visit to Leicester, managed by former Reds boss Brendan Rodgers.
Manchester City face a difficult looking trip to Wolves the day after Christmas while Arsenal face a trip to Bournemouth.
Premier League Boxing Day fixtures 2019/20
Aston Villa vs Norwich
Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Chelsea vs Southampton
Crystal Palace vs West Ham
Everton vs Burnley
Leicester vs Liverpool
Manchester United vs Newcastle
Sheffield United vs Watford
Tottenham vs Brighton
Wolves vs Manchester City
Manchester United’s clash with Newcastle promises to be a sterner test than their last Boxing Day match, which saw them face Premier League whipping boys Huddersfield.
The league made Boxing Day and a round of midweek matches in December available as a new package in the last round of rights they sold off last year.
It was hoped that would spark a bidding war from internet streaming giants such as Amazon, Facebook and Twitter.
But it was only Amazon who came to the table with a firm bid, and that will see them stream the live action to their Prime subscribers in December.
Crucially, the American company’s model is not just based on television shows.
A huge number of their subscribers – estimated at 100million globally – do so for retail purposes as well.
They are arguably the best set of all the streaming giants to be able to test the water with football coverage, with the next round of rights up for grabs in 2022.
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Sky Sports remain the biggest rights holders in the Premier League, as they are due to screen 32 games at 5.30pm on Saturdays and eight at 7.45pm.
They also have the rights to 32 2pm games on a Sunday and a further 32 at the new kick-off time of 4.30pm on the same day – plus 24 Monday or Friday night matches.
BT Sport won the rights for 32 games at 12.30pm on Saturday’s along with 20 midweek games.
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