The ultimate guide to Premier League TV and streaming for the 2015/16 season
As with every Premier League season, media coverage is paramount. This season is no different. We at TheEaglesBeak.com are here to guide you through all the changes in TV rights packages in the UK, and the streaming coverage too.
Disclaimer: Anything you follow in this guide is at your own risk and may be subject to regional changes. Please take caution
On TV, the Premier League is in the same places as last season.
Scheduling and information
BT Sport kick off the season with the early Saturday kick off. A fixture they will have 28 times over the next season.
As well as that, BT also have 10 midweek and bank holiday games bringing their total to 38 games for the season.
Sky have a selection of 116 games, including ‘Super Sunday’ of two games, the late kick off on a Saturday, and ‘Monday Night Football’.
Both of these packages will affect kick off times.
Another season and more of the same from the state broadcaster as the traditional highlights package goes to ‘Match of The Day’. Gary Lineker and his panel of pundits will review the day’s occurrences (probably at 10:30pm)
As the public’s internet usage increases, so does their thirst for videos. This thirst for videos leads to people asking me every Saturday at 3pm, “Any streams? #cpfc” on Twitter. Here’s a lowdown of streaming media.
Flash streams are the standard. These are the most watched type of streams on the whole interwebs. Websites such as LiveTV.sx, RojaDirecta.me and Stream2Watch provide archives and links of streams for the day’s games. These are usually of poor quality, but great on bandwidth compared to other types.
To work on phones or tablets, use Dolphin Browser.
P2P or Peer to Peer streaming, usually provides the highest quality, at the expense of bandwidth. These work by programs communicating with each other to both upload and download the data simultaneously. Example programs of this is the very dated Sopcast and the VLC based Acestream. Both are simple to use once you have a link from a provider such as ArenaVision or Torrent-TV.
For those of you who have a HTPC, Raspberry Pi or just like an easy setup, Kodi is a multi-platform, open source media player which enables extra plugins. These plugins allow access to the internet and the world of streaming. Plugins such as VDubt25, Sportsdevil and The Beast provide decent and stable streaming via Kodi.
Also on the way is the PalaceStreams addon for Kodi, however, the time scale for this not known.