Norwich City are back in the Premier League in 2019-20, and will kick off the season with a game away against European champions Liverpool FC, in what is sure to be a massive acid test for the promoted side. Norwich were promoted after an excellent season in which they finished first in the Championship. Entering 2019-20, Norwich will be looking to build on their Championship form and solidify their spot in the top division – and you can catch all the action when watching live at home on the telly or when streaming to your mobile device using the options listed here.
2020 Norwich City UK TV Preview
The ‘Canaries’ are from Norwich, which despite its relatively small size has had a significant impact on British football. Their chant – On the Ball, City – is the oldest football song in the world, having been sung continuously by fans from 1890 all the way until the present day. Norwich may not have the bright lights of London, Manchester and Liverpool, but when it comes to English football, the city of 200,000 has long fought above its weight. Founded in 1902, Norwich City moved to the iconic Carrow Road ground in 1935 – and still play at the same ground today. While their greatest successes came in 1962 and 1985 when the side lifted the League Cup, most football fans will remember them for their 1980s to early 1990s heyday, when they spent more than a decade in the top flight. Their crowning achievement was pushing Manchester United all the way in the 1992-1993 season, when the Canaries finished third on the table and qualified for the UEFA Cup.
Their fans are known as some of the most passionate in English football, with their grandstands packed out even as the team endured hard times recently. Since 1995 the Canaries had been a fixture in the second division, occasionally flirting with relegation to the third division. Things have been better for just under a decade however, with Norwich City again reaching the top flight – before being relegated again in the 2012-13 season. Norwich fans were in full voice towards the end of last season however, with the side obliterating all before them to qualify for promotion with several games to spare. Perhaps even better for rusted-on Norwich City fans, the season’s end resulted with bitter local rivals Ipswich Town – long the more successful of the two – being relegated to the third tier.
Where to Watch Norwich City on Live UK TV
The growth in popularity of the Premier League – both at home and abroad – has meant an all-out bidding war for TV rights. This has attracted the attention of the country’s biggest TV providers, as well as some unorthodox ones using the PL rights to enter the sports broadcasting market. As such the broadcast rights for the 2019-20 Premier League season will be shared between Sky Sports, BT Sport and newcomer Amazon. This variety is great for Premier League fans in that each provider provides a stunning range of innovations to capture the eye, however it can be a tad difficult to keep track of your team’s season – and who is screening them.
The majority of Premier League matches will be screened by Sky Sports, who will show 128 of the 200 Premier League games in the upcoming season. A further 52 will be televised by BT Sport, while Amazon Prime will show two complete match days of 10 games each which take place on the 3rd-5th December along with the Boxing Day round. There are of course 380 games in the Premier League season, but the remaining 180 will take place at 3pm on a Saturday and will therefore not be screened due to the Football Association’s long-standing rule of not televising these games to encourage attendance.
As it stands, there are no Premier League free to air TV providers showing live matches in the UK. The best option to get a taste of the Premier League without a subscription is a highlights package shown on the BBC, as well as several football-themed programs such as the BBC’s famous Match of the Day.
Watch or Stream Norwich City Live on Sky Sports and NOW TV
Both Sky Sports and BT Sport offer packages from the other, meaning that Sky Sports customers can take a BT Sport package and vice versa. While signing up with Sky will give you a great deal – particularly if you want to bundle in phone and broadband connections – another excellent option is NOW TV. NOW TV, a subsidiary of Sky Sports, offer Sky Sports’ excellent sports programming, but do so via flexible deals that include monthly, weekly and daily sport passes.
Fortunately, each of Sky Sports and BT Sport provide a plethora of options for watching, whether you’re doing so from home or on the go. With Sky Sports and BT Sport you can watch from home by setting up the Sky Q box or the BT TV YouView box, respectively. You can also stream Norwich City live from a variety of compatible devices with the Sky Go app, or the BT TV App – letting you watch the Canaries from anywhere that has a wifi connection or sufficient mobile data.
Norwich City 2020 Live TV Fixtures (UK Time)
The Premier League releases its upcoming fixtures in stages. Aside from the January 22nd game against Tottenham – which has already been scheduled as it’s a midweek clash – as yet the games on January 1st and 2nd are the latest to be released. From then on, games are listed as Saturday 3pm but are subject to change.
|Sat Jan 18||3pm||Norwich||Bournemouth||Carrow Road|
|Wed Jan 22||7:30pm||Tottenham||Norwich||Tottenham Hotspur Stadium|
|Sat Feb 1||3pm||Newcastle||Norwich||St. James’ Park|
|Sat Feb 8||3pm||Norwich||Liverpool||Carrow Road|
|Sat Feb 22||3pm||Wolverhmapton||Norwich||Molineux Stadium|
|Sat Feb 29||3pm||Norwich||Leicester||Carrow Road|
|Sat Mar 7||3pm||Sheffield United||Norwich||Bramall Lane|
|Sat Mar 14||3pm||Norwich||Southampton||Carrow Road|
|Sat Mar 21||3pm||Norwich||Everton||Carrow Road|
|Sat Apr 4||3pm||Arsenal||Norwich||Emirates Stadium|
|Sat Apr 11||3pm||Norwich||Brighton||Carrow Road|
|Sat Apr 18||3pm||Watford||Norwich||Vicarage Road|
|Sat Apr 25||3pm||Norwich||West Ham||Carrow Road|
|Sat May 2||3pm||Chelsea||Norwich||Stamford Bridge|
|Sat May 9||3pm||Norwich||Burnley||Carrow Road|
|Sun May 17||3pm||Manchester City||Norwich||Etihad Stadium|
2020 Norwich City Rivalries
Norwich City’s major rival is their East Anglian neighbor Ipswich Town, with whom they contest the East Anglia Derby. While their move to the Premier League will rob the Canaries of this rivalry – along with that with fellow Anglia sides Colchester United, Cambridge United and Peterborough United – no-one in Norwich will mind very much, particularly as Ipswich Town were relegated to the third division for the first time since the years immediately after World War Two. With Ipswich Town having already been booted out of the League Cup in the first week of the Premier League season, there’s only a slight chance that they might meet in the FA Cup when the top-flight sides enter in December.
While none of their Anglia rivals will be alongside them in the Premier League this year, there are a few big matches to watch out for. The closest team to Norwich geographically is 2015-16 Premier League winners Leicester City, with the latter’s recent acquisition of future England superstar James Maddison sure to be a sore point. Knowing that every point will count in the battle to avoid relegation, Norwich’s other major rivalries will be against their fellow promoted sides Sheffield United and Aston Villa. Unlike Norwich City’s 2018-19 run in the Championship, Sheffield and Villa went a lot closer to the wire – so Norwich will be wanting to take as many points from their former Championship alumni in order to entrench themselves in the Premier League.
Popular Football Shows on Sky Sports
Sky Sports’ excellent Premier League coverage is complemented by a range of top shows which provide behind-the-scenes analysis of your favourite clubs and players. Sky Sports punditry team boasts some of the best analysts in the business, including Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness. This year, there is new Saturday Night Football programming presented by Kelly Cates, plus Friday Night Football, Super Sunday and Monday Night Football.