BT Sport will offer football fans two days of double Barclays Premier League match coverage over the Christmas and new year period.
On Boxing Day the channel will show West Ham United v Arsenal at 3pm, followed by Manchester City v Liverpool, kicking off at 5.30pm, and on New Year’s Day fans will be able to watch Southampton v Chelsea at 3pm and then Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur at 5.30pm.
The broadcaster has also announced its line-up of Premier League games for the rest of the year, including Tottenham v Manchester United on December 1st and the return match Manchester United v Tottenham a month later.
The channel’s rights include 38 Barclays Premier League, including 18 of the “top picks” for three seasons, plus the FA Cup, Ultimate Fighting Championship and the TEB BNP Paribas WTA Championships.
Simon Green, director of BT Sport, said: “We’re delighted with the first pick games that we are serving up through December and the New Year, and BT Sport viewers will now reap the benefits of our Christmas Cracker top picks.
“We are continuing to deliver what we promised football fans – live matches between clubs involved in the title race, the type of matches previously never shown on any other channel than Sky.
“I am especially delighted that we’re able to offer some superb matches over the holiday period and offer two incredibly enticing double headers, just ahead of our FA Cup third round coverage which starts at the beginning of January.”
BT also announced a tie-up with Arsenal Football Club, allowing it promote its channels across the club’s digital channels and securing access to players and manager for non-match coverage.
Vinai Venkatesham, Arsenal’s director of Global Partnerships and Business Strategy, said: “We are delighted to welcome BT Sport to the Club as an official partner. In a short period of time they have delivered numerous innovations in sports broadcasting and we are very much looking forward to developing our relationship further to help provide an extra dimension to their coverage.”
Full list of broadcast selections and fixture changes:
Crystal Palace v West Ham United
Tuesday 3 December, 8pm (BT Sport)
Swansea City v Newcastle United
Wednesday 4 December, 7.45pm (BT Sport)
Manchester United v Newcastle United
Saturday 7 December, 12.45pm (BT Sport)
Sunderland v Tottenham Hotspur
Saturday 7 December, 5.30pm (Sky Sports)
Fulham v Aston Villa
Sunday 8 December, 1.30 (Sky Sports)
Arsenal v Everton
Sunday 8 December, 4pm (Sky Sports)
Swansea City v Hull City
Monday 9 December, 8pm (Sky Sports)
Manchester City v Arsenal
Saturday 14 December, 12.45pm (BT Sport)
Hull City v Stoke City
Saturday 14 December, 5.30pm (Sky Sports)
Aston Villa v Manchester United
Sunday 15 December, 1.30pm (Sky Sports)
Norwich City v Swansea City
Sunday 15 December, 1.30pm
*Fixture moved due to Swansea City’s participation in the UEFA Europa League the preceding Thursday.
Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool
Sunday 15 December, 4pm (Sky Sports)
Liverpool v Cardiff City
Saturday 21 December, 12.45pm (BT Sport)
Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Sunday 22 December, 1.30pm (Sky Sports)
Swansea City v Everton
Sunday 22 December, 4pm (Sky Sports)
Arsenal v Chelsea
Monday 23 December, 8pm (Sky Sports)
Hull City v Manchester United
Thursday 26 December, 12.45pm (Sky Sports)
West Ham United v Arsenal
Thursday 26 December, 3pm (BT Sport)
Manchester City v Liverpool
Thursday 26 December, 5.30pm (BT Sport)
West Ham United v West Bromwich Albion
Saturday 28 December, 12.45pm (Sky Sports)
Cardiff City v Sunderland
Saturday 28 December, 5.30pm (Sky Sports)
Newcastle United v Arsenal
Sunday 29 December, 1.30pm (Sky Sports)
Chelsea v Liverpool
Sunday 29 December, 4pm (Sky Sports)
Swansea City v Manchester City
Wednesday 1 January, 12.45pm (Sky Sports)
Southampton v Chelsea
Wednesday 1 January, 3pm (BT Sport)
Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Wednesday 1 January, 5.30pm (BT Sport)