BT Sport has today announced the live Barclays Premier League games it will show in February, which include four of the current top five teams as well as Manchester United.
The matches include the high profile clash at the Emirates between current Premier League leaders Arsenal and Manchester United on Wednesday February 12. Ten days later BT Sport brings viewers the fixture between
Jose Mourinho’s title chasing Chelsea and Roberto Martinez’s fifth placed Everton at Stamford Bridge.
Everton’s Merseyside rivals Liverpool also feature on BT Sport in the mouthwatering match against high flying Arsenal on Saturday February 8 at Anfield.
The Liverpool v Arsenal and Arsenal v Manchester United matches on BT Sport will be the first time the Barclays Premier League fixtures have been shown live in the UK other than on Sky Sports.
Simon Green, director of BT Sport, said: “The top class games keep coming with BT Sport. We have some fabulous top flight live fixtures in February, with league leaders Arsenal taking on both Liverpool and Manchester United. We also have what should a terrific match between second placed Chelsea and in-form Everton. Not forgetting, of course, the games at Upton Park and Cardiff. We promised BT Sport viewers top class football action and that’s exactly what we’re delivering.”
The Premier League games add to a strong line-up of live football on BT Sport in February, which will also include action from the fourth and fifth rounds of The FA Cup with Budweiser.
February’s live fixtures Barclays Premier League fixtures on BT Sport (KO times listed) will be:
West Ham United v Swansea City
Saturday February 1
Liverpool v Arsenal
Saturday February 8
Cardiff City v Aston Villa
Tuesday February 11
Arsenal v Manchester United
Wednesday February 12
Chelsea v Everton
Saturday February 22
BT Sport is the UK's newest sports TV service, with three channels showing a host of sport, including live top tier action from the Barclays Premier League, with 38 exclusively live matches, of which 18 are “top picks”. The channels will also show live FA Cup with Budweiser matches for the next five seasons, UEFA Europa League, top tier football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA, live coverage of the Scottish Premiership, plus action from the FA Women’s Super League and 30 live matches from the Football Conference.
From 2015/16 BT Sport will be the new UK home of live UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League football, after a tender process in which BT won the exclusive live broadcast rights to all 350 matches from both tournaments.
BT has more than two million customers who take BT Sport and the channels reach around four million homes when BT’s wholesale deal with Virgin Media is taken into account.