Jul 142015

Sky Sports will kick off its biggest ever season of Sky Bet Football League with three live matches across the opening weekend, beginning with Brighton and Hove Albion’s home match against Nottingham Forest on Friday 7 August.

Sky will show 19 of the Sky Bet Championship clubs by the start of October, and as part of the initial selection of 16 matches to be shown live, there are also matches from League One and League Two.

Sky Sports’ coverage of the Football League will include the analysis and expert views of Don Goodman, Peter Beagrie and Andy Hinchcliffe, and hosted by Simon Thomas.

Sky Sports live Football League fixtures:
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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 072015

The £4billion fight to show live Barclays Premier League football will go into a second round next week.

The bids were tabled for the seven packages — starting in 2016-17 — by a noon deadline on Friday, but there was no immediate verdict from the Premier League, as there was a week earlier for the highlights rights won by BBC.

This is because America’s Discovery Channel and maybe even Qatar-based beIN Sports could join BT Sport and Sky in a fierce battle that will not be concluded until Tuesday or Wednesday.

The PL are expected to ask for revised offers for all packages at the start of next week, which suggests bidding is very close for all sets of rights.

Sky are understood to be putting all their resources into retaining the four prime packages with the most first picks, while BT Sport would be content with increasing their portfolio to 56 games a season.

But the entry of two overseas giants in the domestic market will have the PL looking forward to an even bigger bonanza — pushing the price of one live match to £8million.




Dec 122014

The Premier League is understood to have offered a small number of matches on Friday nights to be broadcast live on TV from 2016.

It is thought up to ten matches will be broadcast at this unconventional time.

A total of 168 live matches will be offered to broadcasters each season for 2016-17, 2017-18 and 2018-19, but no single bidder will be allowed more than 126 matches.

For the next TV rights deal, running from August 2016, the Premier League is to make 168 live matches available per season – 14 more than the current 154 – divided into five packages of 28 matches and two packages of 14 matches.

Despite recent speculation following a official challenge from Virgin Media – which is currently being investigated by Ofcom – the Saturday 2:45pm and 5:15pm blackout to encourage fans to watch matches at the stadium will remain.

Rights to top-flight games are currently shared between Sky (five packages – 116 games per season) and BT (two packages – 38 games per season).

The last deal was worth a combined total of £3.018 billion, and the new tender process is expected to be completed in February 2015.

Tender documents have also been made available for the free-to-air highlights packages.

Currently and traditionally, the BBC has held those rights and broadcast footage on Match of the Day.

However, ITV – who broadcast The Premiership for the 2001-02 season through to the 2003-04 season – is rumoured to be interested in regaining these rights.

A separate sales process will take place for two other Premier League rights packages – a “near-live” long-form package of 212 games and an internet-based clips package. These packages are currently held by Sky and News UK, the publisher of the Sun, respectively.

The rights auction will take place next year, with the contracts likely to be awarded in February and the new deal running for three seasons from August 2016.

Sky and BT will go head-to-head for the rights but the cost of live games is likely to be pushed up further by interest from rival broadcasters such as Discovery – the US media company that now owns Eurosport – and the Qatar-backed al-Jazeera.

There has also been speculation that technology companies such as Apple and Google-backed YouTube could bid for digital rights. Some analysts believe the expected increased competition could increase the total value of the next live rights deal by 50% to £4.5bn.

Nov 132014

Live Sky Sports and BT Sports broadcasts of Premier League football between 10 January and the start of February in 2015.

BSkyB and BT Sport won the rights to show the Barclays Premier League live in the UK from 2013/14 through to 2015/16, with BSkyB to show 116 matches a season and BT Sport 38.
Saturday 10 January 2015
12.45pm Sunderland v Liverpool (BT Sport)
5:30pm Crystal Palace v Tottenham Hotspur (Sky Sports)

Sunday 11 January 2015
1:30pm Arsenal v Stoke City (Sky Sports)
4:00pm Manchester United v Southampton (Sky Sports)

Saturday 17 January 2015
5:30pm Newcastle United v Southampton (Sky Sports)

Sunday 18 January 2015
1.30pm West Ham United v Hull City (Sky Sports)
4pm Manchester City v Arsenal (Sky Sports)

Monday 19 January 2015
8pm Everton v West Bromwich Albion (Sky Sports)

Saturday 31 January 2015
12:45pm Hull City v Newcastle United (BT Sport)
5:30pm Chelsea v Manchester City (Sky Sports)

Sunday 1 February 2015
1.30pm Arsenal v Aston Villa (Sky Sports)
4pm Southampton v Swansea City (Sky Sports)

Aug 132014

BeIN Sport have the rights to show all 380 Premier League games live.

But last season, the Premier League were concerned over piracy, they limited BeIN Sports to just one 3pm Saturday kick off.

To over come this, BeIN SPorts “went secure” – meaning their viewing cards could only be used in their official receiver.

This, it was hoped would mean that all 3pm kick offs would return.

The Bein Website was updated to say that they would be showing all 380 games live.
And even Richard Keys said on his twitter page in July that they would show all games live.

However, this week BeIN Sports have only been advertising just one 3pm Saturday kick off – QPR v Spurs.

No mention of any of the other matches.
But today, Richard Keys to day said the following:

“To the best of my knowledge guys we are now ‘secure’ but we have to go thro a test period to satisfy P Lge. Not all games this w/e but soon”.

So it looks like BeIN Sports have to prove to the Premier League they are now secure.

Perhaps there will be some new measures to try and stop their feeds appearing illegally on IPTV / XBMC / Mag250 streaming boxes.

Seem strange when they have had all summer to do this…

So it looks like we shall have to wait and see what happens in the next few weeks with regards to the 3pm Saturday kick offs and BeIN Sports.

Hopefully they will be able to show the games live and in FULL HD.

BeIN Sports Receivers, Viewing cards, and installations :

Jul 202014

Sky Sports Premier League Football Trailer 2014/15
More of the games that matter

July 2014 Trailer for the new season of Sky Sports coverage of the 2014/15 Premier League.

Coverage on Sky Sports, BT Sports, Canal+, and BeIN Sports

More information :

Football on Sky Sports :

Premier League TV fixtures:

Premier League Fixtures 2014/15

Apr 122014

The television schedules for this summer’s World Cup have been announced, with the BBC showing England’s opening match against Italy.

ITV will then have live coverage of England’s remaining Group D clashes against Uruguay and Costa Rica.

The BBC will be hoping that Roy Hodgson’s side make it out of the group stage, as they will have first pick on the last-16 stage and have already said they will select England.

Any quarter-final appearance for England will be broadcast on ITV, leaving the BBC with first choice at the semi-final stage, before both channels show the final on 13th July.


Full World Cup 2014 group stage TV schedule:

12 June

Brazil v Croatia 9pm ITV

13 June

Mexico v Cameroon 5pm ITV

Spain v Netherlands 8pm BBC

Chile v Australia 11pm ITV

14 June

Columbia v Greece 5pm BBC

Uruguay v Costa Rica 8pm ITV

England v Italy 11pm BBC

Ivory Coast v Japan 2am ITV

15 June

Switzerland v Ecuador 5pm ITV

France v Honduras 8pm BBC

Argentina v Bosnia 11pm BBC

16 June

Germany v Portugal 5pm ITV

Iran v Nigeria 8pm BBC

Ghana v USA 11pm BBC

17 June

Brazil v Mexico 8pm BBC

Belgium v Algeria 5pm ITV

Russia v South Korea 11pm BBC

18 June

Cameroon v Croatia 11pm ITV

Australia v Holland 5pm ITV

Spain v Chile 8pm BBC

19 June

Columbia v Ivory Coast 5pm BBC

Japan v Greece 11pm BBC

England v Uruguay 8pm ITV

20 June

France v Switzerland 8pm ITV

Italy v Costa Rica 5pm BBC

Honduras v Ecuador 11pm ITV

21 June

Germany v Ghana 8pm BBC

Argentina v Iran 5pm ITV

Nigeria v Bosnia 11pm BBC

22 June

Belgium v Russia 5pm BBC

USA v Portugal 11pm BBC

South Korea v Algeria 8pm ITV

23 June

Cameroon v Brazil 9pm ITV

Croatia v Mexico 9pm ITV

Australia v Spain 5pm ITV

Holland v Chile 5pm ITV

24 June

Japan v Columbia 9pm BBC

Greece v Ivory Coast 9pm BBC

England v Costa Rica 5pm ITV

25 June

Ecuador v France 9pm BBC

Honduras v Switzerland 9pm BBC

Nigeria v Argentina 5pm ITV

Bosnia v Iran 5pm ITV

26 June

South Korea v Belgium 9pm ITV

Algeria v Russia 9pm ITV

USA V Germany 5pm BBC

Portugal v Ghana 5pm BBC


More on the 2014 Football World Cup in Brazil on TV and Satellite TV :

Aug 152013

Sky Sports Premier League Promo – The Time Has Come

Live football on Satellite TV:

Sky Sports Satellite Frequencies

Live Football Rights on Sky Sports