When does the English Premier League (EPL) start?
The English Premier League (EPL) is the most watched professional sporting league in the world. Few sports can compete with the notoriety and finances the EPL possesses and with the action taking place for 10 months a year – fans barely get any respite. With the regular season beginning in August and running through to May, the EPL grips the footballing fraternity throughout the calendar year.
With COVID 19 playing havoc across the worldwide sporting landscape, the EPL has been staged behind closed doors since June 2020 – with the famed atmosphere across all of the grounds in English football well missed.
There are 38 rounds of EPL fixtures per season, with 1 team crowned champions – the top 4 qualifying for the Champions League and the bottom 3 sides suffering relegation.
The 2020/21 Premier League season got underway on September 12th, 2020 and will conclude on May 23rd, 2021.
How to watch or live stream the English Premier League
Premier League fans in Australia not only have to contend with most games being played in the middle of the night, they also have just one rights provider to all Premier League fixtures.
Optus Sport offer a $14.99 per month package to all their customers, ensuring that no fan misses any of the EPL action. The Optus Sport subscription also allows customers to watch Champions League and Europa League fixtures – making it an essential purchase for most European football fans.
Live stream EPL on Kayo Sports
Despite monopolising most of the market in recent times, Kayo Sports as yet do not have any rights to Premier League fixtures in England.
Fans can access both Carabao Cup and FA Cup fixtures through Kayo Sports – but Premier League matches are not available with their subscription service.
The basic Kayo subscription costs $25 a month, which allows users to watch all the sport they want on 2 screens at the same time, whilst a premium Kayo Sports subscription enables 3 simultaneous streams for $35 a month.
Kayo Sports offers subscribers access to over 50 sports, with action taking place all over the world – making it a must have for any sports fan.
New subscribers can also access a free, 14-day trial with Kayo Sports.
Watch EPL on Fox Sports
Fox Sports was once the home of the EPL across Australia, with every game available to watch through a variety of Fox Sports channels. Optus Sport however have taken those rights away from Fox Sports for the time being.
Watch the EPL on Optus Sport
As one of the biggest phone networks in Australia, Optus are a household name and their affiliation with Premier League football has seen them grow in popularity. EPL fans can live stream all EPL fixtures through both their phone and app, as well as link it to their Smart TV, making watching the EPL a dream with Optus Sport.
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