Aug 082016
 

Ofcom to end probe into Premier League football TV rights sale

Ofcom is set to scrap its two-year investigation of the Premier League’s multibillion-pound TV rights auction, a move which complainant Virgin Media says will lead to price hikes for football fans.

The media watchdog launched the probe in 2014 after Virgin Media lodged a complaint arguing that the Premier League should make all 380 matches live on TV.

Virgin Media maintains that by making just 41% of matches available – in contrast to other countries such as Germany and leagues such as the NBA which make all games available – the Premier League is keeping prices artificially high and restricting choice to consumers.

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Live Football on Sky Sports

 

Live Football on Sky Sports

Live Football on Sky Sports

Dates, times and channels for coverage of Live Football on Sky Sports.

Sky Sports show live matches from the English Premier League, English Championship, English Football League, Spain’s La Liga, Johnstones Paint Trophy, Scottish Premier League, Scottish Championship, Holland’s Eredivisie, Coppa Italia, and American MLS League.

More information on Sky Sports in Spain here

 

THU 1ST DECEMBER

Toronto FC v Montreal Impact
American MLS League, Sky Sports 3 HD (00:00)

Queens Park Rangers v Wolverhampton Wanderers
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
FRI 2ND DECEMBER

Nottingham Forest v Newcastle United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 3RD DECEMBER

Granada v Sevilla
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (11:55)

Motherwell v Celtic
Scottish Premier, Sky Sports 5 HD (12:00)

Manchester City v Chelsea
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30)

Leeds United v Aston Villa
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)

Leganes v Villarreal
La Liga, Sky Sports Mix (17:15)

Roda JC Kerk v PSV Eindhoven
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 HD (18:35)

Atletico Madrid v Espanyol
La Liga, Sky Sports Mix (19:25), Sky Sports 2 HD (19:25)
SUN 4TH DECEMBER

Real Betis v Celta Vigo
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (10:55)

Bournemouth v Liverpool
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:30)

Feyenoord v Sparta Rotterdam
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 HD (13:20)

Athletic Bilbao v Eibar
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (15:10)

Ajax v Groningen
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 HD (15:30)

Everton v Manchester United
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (15:30)

Alaves v Las Palmas
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (17:25)

Sporting Gijon v Osasuna
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 – Red Button (17:30)

Valencia v Malaga
La Liga, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:40)
MON 5TH DECEMBER

Deportivo La Coruna v Real Sociedad
La Liga, Sky Sports 2 HD (19:40)

Middlesbrough v Hull City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
FRI 9TH DECEMBER

Brighton and Hove Albion v Leeds United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00), Sky Sports Mix (19:00)

Malaga v Granada
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (19:40)
SAT 10TH DECEMBER

Osasuna v Barcelona
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (11:55)

Watford v Everton
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30)

Las Palmas v Leganes
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (17:15), Sky Sports Mix (17:15)

Preston North End v Blackburn Rovers
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)

PSV Eindhoven v Go Ahead Eagles
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 4 HD (18:35)

Real Madrid v Deportivo La Coruna
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (19:40)
SUN 11TH DECEMBER

Eibar v Alaves
La Liga, Sky Sports 1 – Red Button (11:00)

Derby County v Nottingham Forest
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30)

Manchester United v Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (14:00)

Celta Vigo v Sevilla
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (15:10)

FC Twente v Ajax
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 HD (15:30)

Liverpool v West Ham United
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (16:15)

Espanyol v Sporting Gijon
La Liga, Sky Sports 3 HD (17:25)

Real Betis v Athletic Bilbao
La Liga, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:40)
MON 12TH DECEMBER

Villarreal v Atletico Madrid
La Liga, Sky Sports 2 HD (19:40)

Bolton Wanderers v Gillingham
League One, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:45)
TUE 13TH DECEMBER

Norwich City v Aston Villa
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
WED 14TH DECEMBER

Wigan Athletic v Newcastle United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
THU 15TH DECEMBER

Coventry City v Sheffield United
League One, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
FRI 16TH DECEMBER

Alaves v Real Betis
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (19:40), Sky Sports Mix (19:40)

Norwich City v Huddersfield Town
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 17TH DECEMBER

Sporting Gijon v Villarreal
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (11:55)

Crystal Palace v Chelsea
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30), Sky Sports Mix (11:30)

Birmingham City v Brighton and Hove Albion
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)

Granada v Real Sociedad
La Liga, Sky Sports Mix (17:30), Sky Sports 5 HD (17:30)

Feyenoord v Vitesse Arnhem
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 4 HD (18:35)

Sevilla v Malaga
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (19:40)
SUN 18TH DECEMBER

Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa
Championship, Sky Sports 2 HD (11:45)

Bournemouth v Southampton
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:30)

Leganes v Eibar
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (15:00)

Ajax v PSV Eindhoven
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 – Red Button (15:35)

Manchester City v Arsenal
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (15:30)

Deportivo La Coruna v Osasuna
La Liga, Sky Sports 5 HD (17:25)

Barcelona v Espanyol
La Liga, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
MON 19TH DECEMBER

Athletic Bilbao v Celta Vigo
La Liga, Sky Sports 2 HD (19:40)

Everton v Liverpool
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 24TH DECEMBER

Hamilton Academical v Celtic
Scottish Premier, Sky Sports 5 HD (12:00), Sky Sports 1 HD (12:00)
MON 26TH DECEMBER

Watford v Crystal Palace
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:00)

Hull City v Manchester City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:00)

Newcastle United v Sheffield Wednesday
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
TUE 27TH DECEMBER

Brighton and Hove Albion v Queens Park Rangers
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:00)

Derby County v Birmingham City
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (14:45)

Liverpool v Stoke City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:00)

WED 28TH DECEMBER

Southampton v Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
THU 29TH DECEMBER

Aston Villa v Leeds United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
FRI 30TH DECEMBER

Hull City v Everton
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 31ST DECEMBER

Rangers v Celtic
Scottish Premier, Sky Sports 5 HD (11:30), Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30)

Brentford v Norwich City
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)
SUN 1ST JANUARY

Watford v Tottenham Hotspur
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:30)

Arsenal v Crystal Palace
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (15:30)
MON 2ND JANUARY

Middlesbrough v Leicester City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:00)

Blackburn Rovers v Newcastle United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (14:45)

West Ham United v Manchester United
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:00)
TUE 3RD JANUARY

Bournemouth v Arsenal
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
WED 4TH JANUARY

Tottenham Hotspur v Chelsea
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
THU 5TH JANUARY

Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth
League Two, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
THU 12TH JANUARY

Reading v Queens Park Rangers
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
FRI 13TH JANUARY

Leeds United v Derby County
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 14TH JANUARY

Tottenham Hotspur v West Bromwich Albion
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (11:30)

Wolverhampton Wanderers v Aston Villa
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)
SUN 15TH JANUARY

Everton v Manchester City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:30)

Manchester United v Liverpool
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (15:30)
MON 16TH JANUARY

Brentford v Newcastle United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
FRI 20TH JANUARY

Brighton and Hove Albion v Sheffield Wednesday
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 21ST JANUARY

Queens Park Rangers v Fulham
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:00)

Barnsley v Leeds United
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (17:15)
SUN 22ND JANUARY

Arsenal v Burnley
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (12:30)

PSV Eindhoven v Heerenveen
Eredivisie, Sky Sports Mix (15:35)

Chelsea v Hull City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (15:30)
MON 23RD JANUARY

Southampton v Leicester City
Premier League, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:00)
SAT 28TH JANUARY

Heracles Almelo v PSV Eindhoven
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 3 HD (18:35)
SUN 29TH JANUARY

Ajax v ADO Den Haag
Eredivisie, Sky Sports Mix (13:20)

Feyenoord v NEC Nijmegen
Eredivisie, Sky Sports 5 HD (15:35)
TUE 31ST JANUARY

Brentford v Aston Villa
Championship, Sky Sports 1 HD (19:30)
WED 1ST FEBRUARY

Newcastle United v Queens Park Rangers
Championship, Sky Sports (19:45)
THU 2ND FEBRUARY

Huddersfield Town v Brighton and Hove Albion
Championship, Sky Sports (19:45)

Apr 032015
 

The Barclays Premier League have announced the final set of televised fixtures for the 2014-15 season.

The TV schedule for the final day of the season, Sunday, May 24, will be announced at a later date.

 

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Feb 102015
 

Further to the Premier League UK TV rights announcement today (see http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-201619-live-uk-tv-packages-broadcasters-announced/ ) BT Sports have released the following statement:

 

BT Sport wins rights to more live Premier League football matches
BT Sport to show 42 live top-flight Saturday and Midweek matches for 2016/17 to 2018/19 seasons

Matches to be added to line-up featuring exclusive live action from the UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, FA Cup and top-flight European leagues

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Feb 102015
 

Further to the Premier League UK TV rights announcement today (see http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-201619-live-uk-tv-packages-broadcasters-announced/ ) Sky Sports have released the following statement:

Sky has strengthened its position as the home of sport and unrivalled choice for sports fans by winning the UK rights to 126 live Premier League matches a season from 2016-17 to 2018-19.
In a successful outcome to the Premier League’s tender process, Sky Sports was awarded five packs of live rights. Sky will pay £1,392 million per annum for each of the three years of the new agreement, representing an 83% increase over the cost of the existing contract.

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Feb 102015
 

Premier League 2016/19 Live UK TV Packages Broadcasters Announced.

The winning broadcasters for the six Premier League Live UK TV rights packages will be announced today at 1700 UK (1800 European).

These are the packages up for auction.

Expected Bidders : Sky Sports, BT Sports

Rumoured bidders: Discovery / British Eurosport, BeIN Sports, ITV

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Feb 062015
 

Further to our previous post (http://www.satandpcguy.com/blog/2015/02/premier-league-uk-tv-rights-bids/)

Reports suggest that none of the seven Premier League TV rights packages were sold on Friday, in stark contrast to the last auction, when two went on the opening day.

The auction will now progress to a second round, probably on Tuesday or Wednesday, during which each bidder will be invited to up their offers.

Such a stalemate on Friday would indicate that not only was every package subject to more than one bid – and that those offers were very close – but also that bitter rivals Sky Sports and BT Sport were probably not the only broadcasters involved.

Feb 062015
 

The first stage of the renewal of Premier League UK TV rights ended to day.

Bidding broadcasters had to get their packages to the Premier League by today, for the right to show live Premier League matches for the three seasons from 2016/17.

Sky Sports will be aiming to keep their majority of matches, with BT Sports aiming to increase the matches from their current 38.

Under the current deal, Sky paid £2.3bn for the rights to 116 games per season , whilst BT Sport paid £738m for the rights to 38 matches per season.
Analysis predict those prices may rise as much as 45% as the UK broadcasters battle it out for the next batch of matches.

But Sky and BT may be joined by other broadcasters . Disvcovery, who own Eurosport, have been rumoured to be interested in bidding for some matches. As have BeIN Sports.

From the 2016/17 season there are slightly more games on offer – 168, compared to the current 154. These 168 games are split across seven packages offering a variety of kick-off times and “first pick” opportunities. Each of the packages must be bid on separately and no single buyer can win more than 126 of the 168 matches on offer. For the first time in the Premier League era, up to 10 Friday night matches will be included.

The match packages are broken down as follows:

28 games at 4pm Sunday, most 1st picks.
28 games at 5:30pm Sat, 2nd largest number of 1st picks.
28 games at 12:30pm Sat, a few 1st picks.
28 games at 1:30pm Sunday, no 1st picks
28 games Fri/Mon evening, includes 10 on a Friday
14 games includes 1st and 2nd pick midweeks (3 rounds = 6 games), plus others at weekends.
14 games includes 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th picks on the two BH rounds (8 games), plus others at weekends

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