Sky Sports Premier League fixtures schedule announced

Sky Sports to show more live Premier League football by December than rival BT Sport will over the entire season as it looks to put the new kid on the block in its place. Find out when your club is on here...

Sky has revealed the Premier League matches it will show live on Sky Sports over the first four months of the new football season, as has BT for BT Sport.

The first match to be shown will be defending champions Manchester United's visit to Carling Cup winners Swansea City on Saturday 17 August, 2013, the first day of 2013-2014 Premier League season.

As well as marking new manager David Moyes' first match in charge of the Red Devils, the fixture will also be the first one screened for free by Sky, with non-Sky TV customers able to watch it via Freeview and YouView.

The satellite TV provider is upping the ante when it comes to live Premier League football as it faces serious competition from BT. The telecom giants new group of sports channels, BT Sport, also offer exclusive live Premier League football.

Sky is showing 116 Premier League matches live over the course of the new season, the most it has ever shown in a single season since first acquiring live Premier League broadcasting rights in the early 1990s.

BT Sport will show 38 Premier League matches live in that time, and has first choice of what to show from 18 of the 38 rounds of fixtures, but Sky Sports will show 43 live Premier League matches in the first third of the season alone.

Every Premier League club will have appeared live on Sky Sports by Sunday 6 October, 2013 and will have appeared at least twice by Sunday 1 December, 2013. In contrast, only 14 of the 20 Premier League clubs will have appeared on BT Sport by December.

The opening weekend of the season will see Sky Sports show José Mourinho's return to both English football and Chelsea, and Manuel Pellegrini's first match as Manchester City manager, as well as Moyes' Manchester United debut.

Premier League matches to be shown live exclusively on Sky Sports from August to December 2013

Date

Kick off

Home team

Away team

Saturday 17 August, 2013

5.30pm

Manchester United

Swansea City

Sunday 18 August, 2013

1.30pm

Tottenham Hotspur

Crystal Palace

Sunday 18 August, 2013

4pm

Chelsea

Hull City

Monday 19 August, 2013

8pm

Manchester City

Newcastle United

Saturday 24 August, 2013

5.30pm

Aston Villa

Liverpool

Sunday 25 August, 2013

4pm

Cardiff City

Manchester City

Monday 26 August, 2013

8pm

Manchester United

Chelsea

Saturday 31 August, 2013

5.30pm

Crystal Palace

Sunderland

Sunday 1 September, 2013

1.30pm

Liverpool

Manchester United

Sunday 1 September, 2013

4pm

Arsenal

Tottenham Hotspur

Saturday 14 September, 2013

5.30pm

Everton

Chelsea

Sunday 15 September, 2013

4pm

Southampton

West Ham United

Monday 16 September, 2013

8pm

Swansea City

Liverpool

Saturday 21 September, 2013

5.30pm

Chelsea

Fulham

Sunday 22 September, 2013

1.30pm

Arsenal

Stoke City

Sunday 22 September, 2013

4pm

Manchester City

Manchester United

Saturday 28 September, 2013

5.30pm

Swansea City

Arsenal

Sunday 29 September, 2013

1.30pm

Stoke City

Norwich City

Sunday 29 September, 2013

4pm

Sunderland

Liverpool

Monday 30 September, 2013

8pm

Everton

Newcastle United

Saturday 5 October, 2013

5.30pm

Sunderland

Manchester United

Sunday 6 October, 2013

1.30pm

Norwich City

Chelsea

Sunday 6 October, 2013

4pm

West Bromwich Albion

Arsenal

Saturday 19 October, 2013

5.30pm

West Ham United

Manchester City

Sunday 20 October, 2013

4pm

Aston Villa

Tottenham Hotspur

Monday 21 October, 2013

8pm

Crystal Palace

Fulham

Saturday 26 October, 2013

5.30pm

Southampton

Fulham

Sunday 27 October, 2013

1.30pm

Chelsea

Manchester City

Sunday 27 October, 2013

4pm

Sunderland

Newcastle United

Saturday 2 November, 2013

5.30pm

Arsenal

Liverpool

Sunday 3 November, 2013

1.30pm

Everton

Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 3 November, 2013

4pm

Cardiff City

Swansea City

Saturday 9 November, 2013

5.30pm

Norwich city

West Ham United

Sunday 10 November, 2013

12pm

Tottenham Hotspur

Newcastle United

Sunday 10 November, 2013

2.05pm

Sunderland

Manchester City

Sunday 10 November, 2013

4.10pm

Manchester United

Arsenal

Saturday 23 November, 2013

5.30pm

Manchester City

Tottenham Hotspur

Sunday 24 November, 2013

1.30pm

West Ham United

Chelsea

Sunday 24 November, 2013

4pm

Cardiff City

Manchester United

Monday 25 November, 2013

8pm

West Bromwich Albion

Aston Villa

Saturday 30 November, 2013

5.20pm

Newcastle United

West Bromwich Albion

Sunday 1 December, 2013

1.30pm

Hull City

Liverpool

Sunday 1 December, 2013

4pm

Chelsea

Southampton

Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "This is our biggest ever season of Premier League football. When you look at the opening fixtures in black and white, you can see that no other broadcaster comes close to the quality that we offer.

"Sky Sports will show every match between last season's top four as well as every club at least twice by December. We'll have more than three times as many matches as BT, and our schedule is even stronger than it was last season."

However, Sky TV customers must double what they pay per month to get Sky Sports and see so many matches, whereas BT Sport, while offering far less live Premier League football, is available to BT TV customers at no extra cost.

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