All Gallagher Premiership Rugby matches played behind closed doors in the upcoming 2020/21 season will be broadcast live on BT Sport, with eligible season ticket holders to be offered free access to home games on the broadcasters app.
Through an agreement between Premiership Rugby and BT Sport, eligible club season ticket holders will gain free access to home Gallagher Premiership matches on the BT Sport app, running until Round 4 when the plan will be reviewed alongside Government guidelines of fans return.
The new season starts on Friday 20 November, with reigning champions Exeter Chiefs travelling to the Twickenham Stoop to face Harlequins, with the remaining four fixtures live on BT Sport over the remainder of the weekend.
The opening weekend culminates in a repeat of last season’s semi-final between Wasps and Bristol Bears on Sunday 22 November.
Simon Green, Head of BT Sport, said: "BT Sport is the go-to for club rugby fans this coming season, with every minute of every Gallagher Premiership Rugby match broadcast live, while matches are played behind closed doors.
“Alongside exclusively live coverage of the Heineken Champions Cup, matches every week from the Premier League, Emirates FA Cup, and live and exclusive coverage of the UEFA Champions League, our viewers can look forward to a packed schedule of sport in the coming months."
Mark Brittain, Chief Commercial Officer at Premiership Rugby said: "Our fans are the lifeblood of the game so while matches are being played behind closed doors it was crucial we gave them access to watch Gallagher Premiership Rugby live on BT Sport.
"I’m delighted that BT Sport shared in this vision and, in partnership with our clubs, we can also provide the added benefit of ensuring eligible season ticket holders will be offered free access to their club’s home games on the BT Sport App for the first four rounds."