Aug 072015

With the new football season about to start. here is a guide as to which UK Broadcaster will be showing which football competition.


Premier League – 116 games live, predominantly on Saturday evenings (5.30pm kick-off), Sundays (1.30pm and 4pm) and Monday nights (8pm).

Football League – 112 live matches from the Championship, League One and League Two, plus the end-of-season play-offs

Capital One Cup – exclusive live coverage from each round

Johnstones Paint Trophy – exclusive coverage through to the final at Wembley

Scottish football – 25 live games from north of the border from the top flight, plus games from the Scottish Championship (usually involving Rangers) and the Scottish Cup

La Liga – live coverage of 100 matches from the Spanish top flight, including both ‘Clasico’ games between Barcelona and Real Madrid. Also the final of the Copa del Rey

Dutch Eredivisie – live coverage of the top flight in Holland, often with three or four games a weekend

Major League Soccer – live coverage from the USA each weekend, plus the play-offs and the MLS Cup

Coppa Italia – live coverage of Italy’s cup competition through to the final

Euro 2016 Qualifiers – live Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland games plus live coverage of most other games through the red button


Premier League – 38 games live, predominantly on Saturday lunchtimes (12.45pm)

FA Cup – live coverage of up to 24 matches through to the final at Wembley.

UEFA Champions League – BT’s first season of exclusive live coverage of Europe’s top club competition, for which they paid £897m for a three-year deal.

Every one of the 351 games in the competition will be shown live, with the main ones on the new BT Sport Europe channel and others via the red button.

A free-to-air channel, BT Sport Showcase, will show at least 12 Champions League matches at no cost during the season. This is to meet UEFA demands to secure the biggest possible audiences for commercial exposure.

UEFA Europa League – this is now also on BT, who will show every match live from the group stage through to the final. Again, there will be a minimum of 14 freeview games on BT Sport Showcase, most likely involving the British clubs in the competition.

UEFA Super Cup – Barcelona vs Sevilla from Tbilisi is live on BT Sport Europe on Tuesday August 11 (kick-off 7.45pm).

Scottish football – 30 live games a season from the Premiership and also coverage of the Championship.

National League – 30 live games from the top tier of non-League football, formerly known as the Football Conference.

Serie A – coverage from the Italian top flight, with two or three games each weekend, usually on Sunday afternoons and Monday night.

Bundesliga – coverage from Germany, with two or three top-flight games each weekend, usually on Friday nights and Sunday afternoons. Also live coverage from the second division and the German Cup.

Ligue 1 – coverage of the French top league plus the French Cup and French League Cup.

Primeira Liga – up to four live matches a week from Portugal.

Swiss Super League – a new addition for this season, live games from the top league in Switzerland.

Brazilian football – live matches, usually on Sunday nights, from the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A and the Campeonato Paulista.

Australian football – every match live from the A-League and coverage of the Australian FFA Cup.

England U21 – all home internationals screened live. Also occasional coverage of England youth games.

Women’s football – live coverage of the FA Women’s Super League and the WSL Continental Cup.


Premier League Highlights – Match of the Day

FA Cup


England matches

Channel Five

League football highlights
Carling Cup Highlights (maybe a live match in later stages)

Other broadacsters:

Setanta Sport – a few live Premier League matches

BeIN Sports

All Premier League matches – live and in FULL HD!
Champions League
LA Liga


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  2 Responses to “Live Football on Sky Sports and BT Sport – who is showing what”

  1. Dears..I dont understand why on 28 east Astra 2..on frequencies 10891h until 10994h is repetead of several times the BBC..ITV..ITV1..etc…the language english is same…45cm dish only is required….why explain me..they can put there several other channels to Europe Beam….

    • There are different versions of BBC1, BBC2, ITV1, and C4 due to regional variations. For BBC and ITV this is for local news and local programmes. For ITV and C4 this is for different advertising regions.
      They may not want to put their other channel onto the European beam as they do not have the broadcast rights for other countries, hence why they are on the UK beam – to try and limit the signal into areas where they do have those rights – ie the UK.

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