All Premier League matches could be broadcast live in the UK until fans are allowed back into grounds.
The Times reported Friday that the FA will lift its ban, designed to protect attendance at smaller grounds, when the new season begins on September 12. It would enable all games to be broadcast to British viewers until fans are allowed into the grounds once more.
Originally the Premier League had insisted that the original Sky and BT Sport contracts would be followed, meaning that only the 40% of games intended for broadcast would be seen.
However, some topflight clubs are concerned that would simply push fans towards illegal streaming sites and devices.
It’s not expected that broadcasters will be asked to make some of their games available free-to-air as was the case when football first resumed after lockdown.
Matches in the Championship, League One and League Two are also be made available, both through Sky and the iFollow platform.