BT Sport will screen five exclusively live Barclays Premier League fixtures in March, starting with Arsenal v Everton, and at least two 6th round FA Cup clashes.
The channels’ Barclays Premier League games include a tricky midweek away trip to St James’ Park for Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United. BT Sport will also feature current champions Manchester City at home to West Bromwich Albion.
“We have a packed schedule of quality football for March, including a few midweek games as well,” explains Simon Green, head of BT Sport. “We will be showing exclusively live Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion on Tuesday, March 3 and just 24 hours later, we ‘ll have Newcastle United v Manchester United, which will be an opportunity to see how the Magpies’ new manager is finding his feet, whether or not a replacement for caretaker John Carver is in place by then.”
In a release of its own, however, Sky Sports was quick to assert its continuing dominance. Indeed, Sky Sports will be the home of more than three quarters of all live televised fixtures over the remainder of the season.
“Players always refer to March and April as the months when teams make their move, and when they do that Sky Sports will have it covered,” says Sky Sports head of football, Gary Hughes. “With 50 games still to come this season on Sky Sports we know that the defining moments will be on our screens. We have some fantastic fixtures in the Merseyside derby and Manchester United going to Anfield to name just two. There are many more to come before the end of the season.”
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