Premier League decision set to impact Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle United and Brighton

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Aston Villa, Wolves, Newcastle United and Brighton are set to be impacted by a major new Premier League decision.

Aston Villa and Wolverhampton Wanderers will be impacted by the Premier League making adjustments to its broadcasting rights as 270 fixtures will be shown live per season from 2025 onwards. Villa’s fellow teams in Europe, particularly those outside of the so-called ‘big six’, will be particularly influenced as all Sunday games will be aired from the start of the 2025/26 campaign.

The traditional 3pm blackout on a Saturday will remain in place to try and maintain attendances at all levels of the football pyramid but there will be an extra round of midweek Premier League games to allow for more coverage. Meanwhile, it has been agreed that the usual slots of Monday and Friday 8pm, Saturday 12.30pm and 5.30pm, and Sunday 4.30pm will remain televised.

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A minimum of two broadcasters will take on the rights from 2025 onwards – likely to be Sky Sports and TNT Sports – as the total number of matches on television rises from 210 to 270. This particular Premier League decision isn’t expected to have any impact on the number of English Football League games televised as there are multiple channels per broadcaster.

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