Sky Sports and ESPN have announced their opening live Barclays Premier League matches for the first four months of the 2012/2013 season.
Defending champions Manchester City, runners-up Manchester United and UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea will kick off the new season on Sky Sports.
The first televised match of the season will be screened by ESPN on the opening day of the campaign, with Newcastle United taking on Tottenham Hotspur.
Full details of which channel is covering what matches below:
Sky Sports have announced their first 42 televised Premier League matches to be shown exclusively live from August to November 2012, with every club featured by October 6.
Super Sunday kicks off the new season on Sky Sports with Wigan Athletic against Chelsea, followed by Manchester City against newly-promoted Southampton.
Monday Night Football returns with last season’s runners-up Manchester United away at Everton.
Sky Sports viewers will be able to watch all the biggest games between last season’s top eight teams exclusively live.
They will face each other 17 times including Liverpool v Manchester City on August 26 and Arsenal v Chelsea on September 29.
Sky Sports will show five major derbies from the Midlands, north London, Tyne-Wear, Merseyside, and the North West, including Liverpool v Manchester United on September 23.
Every Barclays Premier League team will be shown live at least twice in the first set of Sky Sports fixtures, with all three newly promoted clubs shown live at least three times.
These fixtures are the first of 115 live Premier League matches that Sky Sports will show during the 2012-13 season, with every match available in HD, with many in 3D.
In addition, Sky Sports subscribers will also enjoy over 129 live UEFA Champions League matches, 75 live games from across all three npower Football League divisions, Capital One Cup fixtures and international fixtures.
Barney Francis, Managing Director of Sky Sports, said: “We’re all looking forward to the start of the Premier League and we begin with a bang; Champions League winners Chelsea, Premier League Champions Manchester City and Manchester United all in our opening weekend.
“These selections provide our viewers with huge head-to-heads, major derbies and every team at least twice, all in the first three months of the season.
“We have the biggest names providing the most insightful analysis and commentary plus a wealth of unrivalled support programming.
“I’m sure it’ll be another fascinating football season on Sky Sports.”
Sky Sports viewers with Sky Go will be able to enjoy all the action wherever they want on PC, laptop, iPhone, iPad and compatible Android phones.
Support programming includes Soccer AM, Gillette Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday and Sunday Supplement as well as Sky Sports News HD.
ESPN has announced its first 11 televised fixtures in its final season of screening live Premier League football.
On the opening day, ESPN’s Matchday Live cameras will be at St James’ Park to see Newcastle United face Tottenham Hotspur.
The match presents new Spurs boss Andre Villas-Boas with a testing first league match at the helm while Magpies chief Alan Pardew will want to send a signal that last season’s fifth-place was not a one-off.
ESPN viewers will have an early opportunity to see last season’s UEFA Champions League winners Chelsea on August 25, as newly-installed permanent manager Roberto Di Matteo looks to build on their sixth-place finish last season.
Champions Manchester City will feature three times on ESPN as they welcome Queens Park Rangers on September 1, and Swansea City on October 27 to the Etihad Stadium, before they make an away trip to play newly-promoted West Ham United on November 3.
ESPN viewers will also get a look at Brendan Rodgers’ Liverpool side as they face Sunderland at the Stadium of Light on September 15th.
Manchester United make their first appearance on ESPN on September 29 as they host Tottenham Hotspur.
Arsenal will feature in the first of their three away fixtures on ESPN, first at West Ham United on October 6, before travelling to East Anglia to face Chris Hughton’s Norwich City on October 20, and then to Villa Park on November 24 to face an Aston Villa side under the stewardship of new boss, Paul Lambert.
Jeroen Oerlemans, Vice President TV Channels, ESPN, Europe, Middle East and Africa, said: “Football fans watching ESPN’s Barclays Premier League coverage in the coming months will be able to follow the very top sides as well as the newly-promoted outfits.
“Alongside ESPN’s offering of top football coverage from around the UK and Europe, we look forward to the start of what promises to be another fantastic season of football on ESPN.”
This will be ESPN’s last season of covering live Premier League football, after being outbid for the rights by telecoms giant BT.
Full list of live Premier League broadcast selections below:
Kick-off times stated Saturday 18th August Newcastle Utd v Tottenham Hotspur 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 19th August Wigan Athletic v Chelsea 13:30 – Sky Sports Manchester City v Southampton 16:00 – Sky Sports Monday 20th August Everton v Manchester Utd 20:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 25th August Swansea v West Ham Utd 12:45 – Sky Sports Chelsea v Newcastle Utd 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 26th August Stoke City v Arsenal 13:30 – Sky Sports Liverpool v Manchester City 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 1st September West Ham Utd v Fulham 12:45 – Sky Sports Manchester City v QPR 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 2nd September Liverpool v Arsenal 13:30 – Sky Sports Southampton v Manchester Utd 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 15th September Norwich City v West Ham Utd 12:45 – Sky Sports Sunderland v Liverpool 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 16th September Reading v Tottenham Hotspur 16:00 – Sky Sports Monday 17th September Everton v Newcastle Utd 20:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 22nd September Swansea City v Everton 12:45 – Sky Sports Sunday 23rd September Liverpool v Manchester Utd 13:30 – Sky Sports Manchester City v Arsenal 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 29th September Arsenal v Chelsea 12:45 – Sky Sports Manchester Utd v Tottenham Hotspur 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 30th September Aston Villa v West Bromwich Albion 16:00 – Sky Sports Monday 1st October QPR v West Ham Utd 20:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 6th October Manchester City v Sunderland 12:45 – Sky Sports West Ham Utd v Arsenal 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 7th October Southampton v Fulham 13:30 – Sky Sports Newcastle Utd v Manchester Utd 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 20th October Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea 12:45 – Sky Sports Norwich City v Arsenal 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 21st October Sunderland v Newcastle Utd 13:30 – Sky Sports QPR v Everton 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 27th October Everton v Liverpool 12:45 – Sky Sports Manchester City v Swansea City 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 28th October Aston Villa v Norwich City 13:30 – Sky Sports Chelsea v Manchester Utd 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 3rd November Manchester Utd v Arsenal 12:45 – Sky Sports West Ham Utd v Manchester City 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 4th November QPR v Reading 13:30 – Sky Sports Liverpool v Newcastle Utd 16:00 – Sky Sports Monday 5th November West Bromwich Albion v Southampton 20:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 10th November Aston Villa v Manchester Utd 17:30 – Sky Sports Sunday 11th November Manchester City v Tottenham Hotspur 13:30 – Sky Sports Chelsea v Liverpool 16:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 17th November Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur 12:45 – Sky Sports Norwich City v Manchester Utd 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 18th November Fulham v Sunderland 16:00 – Sky Sports Monday 19th November West Ham Utd v Stoke City 20:00 – Sky Sports Saturday 24th November Swansea City v Liverpool 12:45 – Sky Sports Aston Villa v Arsenal 17:30 – ESPN Sunday 25th November Sunderland v West Bromwich Albion 13:30 – Sky Sports Chelsea v Manchester City 16:00 – Sky Sports Tuesday 27th November Aston Villa v Reading 20:00 – Sky Sports Wednesday 28th November Wigan Athletic v Manchester City 20:00 – Sky Sports . .