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Premier League in TV U-turn talks over broadcasting all games while fans cannot attend

All Premier League matches could continue to be televised under new proposals.

New regulations saw every game shown on TV after the season resumed without spectators following the outbreak of Covid-19, and that could continue until fans are allowed back into grounds.

Sky and BT Sport were granted the majority of fixtures during the closing stages of the 2019/20 campaign, with Prime Video and BBC Sport also showing a handful of live clashes.

Although the rights were due to return to normal for 2020/21, there could be an extension to that move until fans can slowly start to repopulate grounds over the next few months.

All Premier League fixtures in September could be broadcast live
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The Times have reported that club sources have made them aware of talks between Premier League chiefs and the government.

They are said to be discussing when supporters might be allowed back into stadiums, in order to plan for the potential broadcast of upcoming fixtures.

If that is to be the case the government could push for some games to be free to air, as several were during Project Restart.

It is suggested that no fans will be allowed back into grounds until October, and when they are it will be at 25% capacity with several rules and restrictions in place.

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Football Supporters’ Association chief executive Kevin Miles has said: “Surely it can’t be the Premier League’s intention to drive fans towards the use of illegal unlicensed streams.”

With All-Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters chair, Ian Mearns MP, writing in a letter to Premier League chief Richard Masters: “I’m extremely disappointed to learn that the broadcasting arrangements seem set to return to normal for the coming season.

“This will mean that for many fans and…