How to watch the new Premier League season on TV and online

(Pocket-lint) – The Premier League is back with a season that will be unlike any other, thanks to a gaping six-week break for the World Cup in Qatar. It all kicks off with Crystal Palace vs Arsenal today, Friday 5 August 2022, and then continues apace until November. Here’s how to follow it, plus information for live matches at the start of the 2022/23 Premier League season.

UK TV broadcast plans for 2022/23 Premier League season

The 2022/23 Premier League season will be rather interesting, as the arrival of the first World Cup to be held in winter means things are getting started early.

It’ll also take a break in the middle for six weeks. As in previous years, live matches in the UK will be spread betweem Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon Prime Video. That means 128 matches will be screened by Sky, over 50 by BT, and 20 by Amazon.

The BBC will again show highlights on Match of the Day. There will be no free-to-air matches on TV this season. It is worth noting that, like last year, Sky Sports and BT Sport will broadcast matches in 4K HDR.

Sky Q customers with compatible boxes and those with Sky Glass will be able to view Sky’s live games in both Ultra HD and HLG HDR. BT TV customers will be able to view BT Sport’s 4K HDR matches. As will those with a BT Sport Ultimate subscription and a compatible games console or mobile device.

Premier League 2022/23 live TV schedule (UK)

Here is the lst of matches scheduled for broadcast across the first two weekends and where you can watch them.

Friday 5 August 2022

8pm BST – Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (Sky Sports) Saturday 6 August 2022

12.30pm BST – Fulham vs Liverpool (BT Sport)

5.30pm BST – Everton vs Chelsea (Sky Sports) Sunday 7 August 2022

2pm BST – Manchester United vs Brighton (Sky Sports)

4.30pm BST – West Ham vs Manchester City (Sky Sports) Saturday 13 August 2022

12.30pm BST – Aston Villa vs Everton (BT Sport)

5.30pm BST – Brentford vs Manchester United (Sky Sports) Sunday 14 August 2022

2pm BST – Nottingham Forest vs West Ham (Sky Sports)

4.30pm BST – Chelsea vs Tottenham (Sky Sports) Monday 15 August 2022

8pm BST – Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (Sky Sports)

Premier League on Sky and Now

Sky will show the vast majority of the upcoming games on its Sky Sports channels, available through Sky Glass, Sky Q (and older + boxes) plus the Now streaming service. Matches will be available in UHD HDR and with Dolby Atmos on compatible Sky Q boxes and Sky Glass TVs.

Now will show them in up to 1080p with 5.1 sound (with a Boost add-on). Sky Sports is also available through Virgin Media and BT TV.

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Premier League on BT Sport

BT will also broadcast numerous games this season, primarily in the Saturday lunchtime slot. The broadcasts are available in HDR on compatible mobile devices – you can get the app on phones and tablets as well as Apple TV, Fire TV, Xbox and PlayStation.

They’ll also be available in 4K with Dolby Atmos if you have the BT Ultra HD TV box.

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Premier League on Amazon Prime

Amazon will show 20 games this season over two match windows. As in the last couple of seasons, you’ll be able to watch games on replay after. Some will likely be in 4K HDR, although we don’t yet know exactly which matches the streaming service will offer.

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Premier League on Virgin Media

Virgin Media introduced a Bigger+Sports bundle in recent years, costing GBP65 per month for new customers.

For that, you’ll get broadband, TV and all the Sky Sports channels in HD as well as BT Sport in HD and 4K Ultra HD.

Premier League highlights

As with last season, each broadcaster can show in-game goals and clips from its live games as they’re happening. Sky also shows extended highlights On Demand through its Saturday night Game of the Day and Match Choice. Once more, the BBC will show Football Focus on Saturday lunchtimes, Match of the Day on Saturday nights – usually at 10.30pm – and Match of the Day 2 around the same time on a Sunday.

US TV broadcast plans for 2022/23 Premier League season

NBC holds the exclusive rights to broadcast live Premier League football matches in the US.

It will host some across its TV channels, including the USA Network and CNBC, with the vast majority available to Peacock Premium subscribers. The season opener – Crystal Palace vs Arsenal – will be shown on the USA Network at 3pm EDT on 5 August 2022, for example. While Fulham vs Liverpool at 7.30am EDT the Saturday morning after will be on Peacock Premium.

You can sign up for Peacock Premium for £4.99 per month, or £49.99 for a year’s subscription. Unlike in the UK, all Premier League matches are broadcast live in the States.

Premier League 2022/23 live TV schedule (US)

Here are the first two weekends’ games, and where you can watch them in the US. Friday 5 August 2022

3pm EDT – Crystal Palace vs Arsenal (USA Network) Saturday 6 August 2022

7.30am EDT – Fulham vs Liverpool (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Bournemouth vs Aston Villa (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Leeds vs Wolves (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Newcastle vs Nottingham Forest (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Tottenham vs Southampton (Peacock Premium)

12.30pm EDT – Everton vs Chelsea (USA Network) Sunday 7 August 2022

9am EDT – Leicester City vs Brentford (Peacock Premium)

9am EDT – Manchester United vs Brighton (Peacock Premium)

11.30am EDT – West Ham vs Manchester City (Peacock Premium) Saturday 13 August 2022

7.30am EDT – Aston Villa vs Everton (USA Network)

10am EDT – Manchester City vs Bournemouth (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Southampton vs Leeds (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Arsenal vs Leicester City (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Brighton vs Newcastle (Peacock Premium)

10am EDT – Wolves vs Fulham (Peacock Premium)

12.30pm EDT – Brentford vs Manchester United (NBC / Peacock Premium) Sunday 14 August 2022

9am EDT – Nottingham Forest vs West Ham (USA Network)

11.30am EDT – Chelsea vs Tottenham (USA Network)

Monday 15 August 2022

3pm EDT – Liverpool vs Crystal Palace (USA Network)

Writing by Rik Henderson.