Press contacts Sky Sports wins live EFL live footballs on sky ireland today, bringing fans more games than ever before Sky Sports has strengthened its position as the home of football with a new deal to show live coverage of the EFL untiloffering Sky customers more matches and more ways to watch than ever before. In addition and for the first time Sky Sports will be able to broadcast 80 Sky Bet Championship midweek matches across interactive and digital platforms, taking the total number of potential matches available to Sky Sports customers and EFL fans to overfrom the current games. The additional midweek games will also be available across the EFL iFollow streaming service.
Some public houses install foreign satellite television decoders hardware to enable customers to watch live Premier League games in their establishment. The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that EU law on the free movement of goods should be applied to the decoder cards. Worldwide coverage[ edit ] This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information.
Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. Premier League broadcasts began in India in August Liverpool's victory over Arsenal was the first Monday night game broadcast.
Sportsnet holds rights to the FA Cup, although all but the finals are televised on its subscription service Sportsnet World. In Australia, Optus broadcasts all of the season's matches live, on-demand replays and highlights, through monthly subscription.
Visitors from Norway are most likely to come to watch Premier League football, with one in 13 Norwegian tourists travelling specifically to attend matches.
Second on the list is the United Arab Emirates. For those visiting family and friends, the most likely to watch a football match are from Japan, China and Australia. The main kick-off times for TV matches are pm and pm on Saturdays, pm and pm on Sundays, and 8pm on Mondays.
For up to 10 matches each season, there is also a Friday night 8pm TV slot.
This can sometimes result in 12pm, pm and pm Sunday kick-offs, with the game sometimes being broadcast on BT Sport. The pm game will sometimes kick off at pm.
Sky Sports will almost always show a Saturday pm as well as a Sunday pm game live, typically following a Sunday 2pm kick off as part of a Super Sunday double-bill.
Two matches per midweek round will also be picked for live broadcast by BT Sport on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings at either pm or 8pm. Each broadcaster is subjected to restrictions on the number of times they can show each team live per season to ensure fair distribution of TV revenue.
Similarly, each team must appear at least once in each TV slot. Football League[ edit ] All televised Football League games are broadcast on SkySports, with 2 games usually Championship per weekend broadcast at pm on a Friday and pm on a Saturday. Other games may be additionally scheduled at different times.
Foreign matches shown in the United Kingdom are also affected by the blackout; Eleven Sports do not broadcast the first 15 minutes of Italian Serie A matches which kick off at 5pm UK time. In February , Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice opined that the "closed periods" did not encourage match attendance at other league games.
It is, in fact, doubtful whether closed periods are capable of encouraging attendance at matches and participation in matches. Both activities have a completely different quality to the following of a live transmission on television.
It has not been adequately shown to the Court that the closed periods actually encourage attendance at and participation in matches.
Indeed, there is evidence to refute this claim: for example, in an investigation of the closed periods under competition law the Commission found that only 10 of 22 associations had actually adopted a closed period.
No closed periods were adopted in France, Germany, Italy and Spain, or in Northern Ireland, that is to say, within the sphere of influence of English football.
Advocate General Kokott of the European Court of Justice  To avoid this blackout, the last day of the Premier League, when all ten games must kick off simultaneously, is always played on a Sunday. The final round of fixtures each of the Football Leagues are also scheduled away from 3pm on a Saturday in order to broadcast one or more games live.
Live radio broadcasts are permitted, both nationally and locally; these may be simulcast on the internet, depending on the broadcaster. Viewers outside the UK can still watch these games live on foreign broadcasters, thus creating somewhat of a grey market within the UK with viewers able to subscribe to or watch streams of foreign channels.
The Premier League and Sky maintain that, while grey market viewing of games is not illegal on the part of the viewer, it is illegal for anyone such as a public house to make such services openly available.
This has in the past led to heavy fines for public houses in the United Kingdom which have shown 3pm games in their establishments. More recently, the legality of such fines has been disputed, and a number of Crown Court cases have been reported in which publicans successfully challenged the Premier League's position.
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