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Premier Sports: How to watch Serie A and La Liga football

There’s only one place where you can Seria A, the Eredivisie and La Liga – and that is Premier Sports.  

Premier Sports is the only place where you’ll be able to see the Derby d’Italia and El Clásico in the UK, providing a bit of respite to the relentless pace of the Premier League with some continental action.

Read on for how to get Premier Sports TV, what matches are shown and how much it costs.

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How much does Premier Sports cost?

A Premier Sports TV package can be had in a number of ways. For new customers signing up via the Sky, access to Premier Sports 1 and 2 costs £11.99/month. This sum is on top of a Sky subscription.

Another option is the £99 season ticket, which saves £40 per year over a monthly subscription. According the Premier Sports site, all you need to get Premier Sports in HD is either a Sky Q box since the Sky HD boxes have been discontinued.

If all you want is a subscription to LaLigaTV, that costs £5.99/month or £49.99 annually.

There’s multi-room functionality if you have additional set-top boxes. Subscriptions for multi-room must be sorted over the phone and adds extra £1/month for each box.

Virgin Media customers can get a Premier Sports subscription an extra £9.99/month on top of their existing bundle. If you’d prefer to go after the Premier Player , there’s a rolling contract option for £11.99/month. Choose an annual subscription and it’ll costs £89 per year.

Premier Sports is not available for BT Sport customers outside of the Republic of Ireland.

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Premier Sports — Is there a free trial?

A free trial is available for Sky subscribers or anyone who watches via the Premier Player. This offer does not apply to Virgin customers.

The subscription can be cancelled at any time, but for convenience sake Premier Sports advises customers should cancel at least five working days before the next card payment, and 15 working days ahead of time for direct debit users.

To cancel a subscription on Sky, call to 0333 003 3773. For Premier Player users, the email to stop subscribing is Virgin Media users will need to contact Virgin directly to deal with this issue

What live football is on Premier Sports?

Premier Sports says it shows six live Serie A matches per week, only the “biggest” matches from the Eredivisie and pretty much all La Liga matches on its La Liga channel.

The latest round of European football on Premier Sports kicks off on Friday. The first match is Alaves v Valencia, a mid-table clash which sees the the team in thirteenth take on the team in seventh. Not much to say here, other than an inconsistent Valencia side need a win to keep their Champions League qualification hopes alive.

Saturday sees some dutch action take place with two matches in AZ Alkmaar v Den Haag and Heerenveen v Ajax. AZ Alkmaar and Ajax are joint top of the Eredivisie with 53 points, so both teams need a win in case the other slips up. Ajax will be licking their wounds after being kicked out or Europe by Getafe and having lost three of their last five matches, they’re not in fine form.

It’s Barcelona v Real Sociedad on Saturday night. After losing to what Gerard Pique described as the worst Madrid team he’s ever played against, Barcelona will be looking a pick up against Real Sociedad. While they’re only one point behind Madrid, Barcelona’s season is experiencing a slight wobble at the moment.

Sunday sees the rescheduled Derby d’Italia between Juventus v Inter Milan take place at the Allianz Stadium. Due to the spread of the coronavirus in northern Italy, the match is scheduled to take place behind closed doors. A Juventus win would return them the summit of Serie A, and another goal for Cristiano Ronaldo would see him beat Gabriel Batistuta’s record of scoring in consecutive games (11). Inter desperately need a win to keep tabs on both Juventus and Lazio. With matches piling up, they’re eight points behind table-topping Lazio with only two games in hand.

The last match of the weekend is Real Betis v Real Madrid. Madrid will want to keep the momentum of the Classico win going, while Betis will be wanting a positive result in a season that sees them languishing towards the lower end of the table.

March 6th

  • Alaves v Valencia – 8pm, LLTV

March 7th

  • Eibar v Mallorca – 12pm, LLTV
  • AZ Alkmaar v Den Haag – 5.25pm, PS2
  • Barcelona v Real Sociedad – 5.30pm, LLTV
  • Heerenveen v Ajax, 7.40pm, PS2
  • Getafe v Celta Vigo, 8pm, LLTV

March 8th

  • Osasuna v Espanyol – 11am, LLTV
  • Parma v SPAL – 11.25am, PS1
  • Real Valladolid v Granada – 1pm, LLTV
  • Milan v Genoa – 1.55pm, PS2
  • Udinese v Fiorentina – 1.55pm, PS2
  • Juventus v Inter Milan – 7.40am, PS1
  • Real Betis v Real Madrid – 8pm, LLTV

Can I watch Premier Sports online?

For those who don’t have Sky and Virgin, the Premier Player is your choice for watching online. The service includes a seven-day catch-up service allowing you to “watch any live or delayed event from the previous week”.

HD is the maximum resolution, and it’s viewable on “all major devices” from iOS to Android and PCs.

The Premier Player is bundled in for free for Sky subscriber. To watch via a browser, up-to-date versions of Chrome and Firefox are recommended.

Is there a Premier Sports App?

There’s also an Android app and an iOS app available for Premier Player. The website recommends you sign up to the Player website before downloading the app through the Apple and Google Play stores.

The Premier Player does not officially support playback on Kindle Fire devices, but there is a workaround available for Kindle Fire HD. For more information on how, head over to this page.

You cannot watch the Premier Sports on more multiple devices at a time. If you do switch between devices, you will need to log out of one device before using the service on another. If you can’t access the original device, “you will have to wait 10 hours before being able to log-in on the new device.”

How to watch Premier Sports on TV?

As mentioned above, Premier Sports is available on Sky and Virgin channels (but not BT Sport).

On Sky, the channels to tune into are 412 for Premier 1 in HD and 435 for Premier 2. On Virgin, go to Channel 551 for Premier 1 HD broadcasts and 552 for Premier 2.

As well as live and delayed matches, weekly highlights and preview shows are available to watch.

There’s also a sister channel in FreeSports. As the name implies it’s free to watch, and you can see some Serie A and the Eredivisie games, but the frequency of matches is fewer. The channel does host live matches of the Portuguese Primera Liga from time-to-time.

According to the  Premier Sports/FreeSports website, its available on Freeview HD channel 64, Sky channel 422, Virgin 553, FreeSat 252, TalkTalk 64 and BT channel 64.

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