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New hope for BBC as broadcaster 'could be given more live Premier League games for 2020-21 season' if decision is changed to screening every game live until fans return to stadiums in meeting next week The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for new season  All clubs will hold talks this week to decide whether to screen the unaired games The twenty clubs will reconsider whether to allow more than 220 games on TV If they decide to screen more matches, the BBC could be allocated more games 

By Ieuan Ivett For Mailonline

Published: 17:41 BST, 6 September 2020 | Updated: 17:41 BST, 6 September 2020

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The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for the 2020/21 season if clubs reverse their decision to block fans being able to watch the 160 unaired matches.

All twenty clubs will hold talks this week to decide whether to continue screening all of their games while fans remain banned from attending stadiums due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Telegraph.

At a shareholders' meeting on Thursday, clubs agreed to reconsider the move to now allow more than the 220 allocated matches for television broadcast to be aired in the UK despite pressure from fans and the government. 

The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for the 2020/21 season

The BBC could be awarded more live Premier League matches for the 2020/21 season

All clubs will hold talks this week to decide whether to continue screening during pandemic

All clubs will hold talks this week to decide whether to continue screening during pandemic

The Premier League initially began talks with their broadcast partners to look at screening every match from the beginning of the season until at least October 1, when teams are expected to be allowed to have a number of spectators back.

The main partners include Sky Sports, BT Sport and Amazon, but also the BBC, which became the first terrestrial broadcaster to air live Premier League matches after the league returned in a behind closed doors format

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