In a marathon day of football, talkSPORT will be broadcasting a Christmas cracker, with all nine Boxing Day games exclusively free-to-air on the station.
It is the first time talkSPORT has had exclusive live coverage of all nine Boxing Day fixtures, with games at 12.30pm, 3pm, 5.30pm and 8pm, plus the live game the following day – and the New Year’s Day fixtures. The coverage will be led by talkSPORT’s army of talent, including Reshmin Chowdhury, Stuart Pearce, Adrian Durham, Sam Matterface and Trevor Sinclair forming part of a three year rights package.
In a unique experience for talkSPORT listeners, all six 3pm games will be played simultaneously on the talkSPORT app, where they will have a choice of matches.
Tottenham will host Brighton in the 12.30pm kick off, hosted by Reshmin Chowdhury, Manchester United will be at home to Newcastle at 5.30pm and Liverpool travel to Leicester for the 8pm game.
The six 3pm games are Bournemouth v Arsenal, Aston Villa v Norwich, Chelsea v Southampton, Crystal Palace v West Ham, Everton v Burnley and Sheffield United v Watford. Wolves v Manchester City will air at 7.45pm on December 27.
The sporting action does not stop there. talkSPORT 2 will be broadcasting its award-winning cricket coverage live from Centurion, as England take on South Africa in the first Test Match at SuperSport Park, making for an epic day of live sport across the network. Mark Nicholas will be joined by Darren Gough, Matt Prior, Steve Harmison and Gareth Batty with live coverage from the opening match of the series.
Head of talkSPORT Lee Clayton said: “We know Saturday is GameDay and now Boxing Day on talkSPORT is too. In an unprecedented day of sport for the network, the fans’ favourites will be there for all the post-Christmas action from The Premier League to South Africa.”
Wireless CEO Scott Taunton said: “With all the Boxing Day fixtures and the opening Test Match of England Cricket’s South Africa tour, this could be the greatest ever day of live sporting action across the talkSPORT network. The GameDay campaign has already drawn in record audiences and is cementing talkSPORT as the go-to destination for live football along with 24/7 chat, breaking news and analysis.”
On January 1, the talkSPORT fixtures will be: Brighton v Chelsea (12.30) and Burnley v Aston Villa (12.30), Newcastle v Leicester (3pm), Southampton v Tottenham (3pm), Watford v Wolves (3pm), Manchester City v Everton (5.30pm), Norwich v Crystal Palace (5.30pm), West Ham v Bournemouth (5.30pm), Arsenal v Manchester United (8pm). On January 2, talkSPORT will air Liverpool v Sheffield United (8pm).