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Premier League explore live Sunday night fixture for television, but would it work?

16 October 2014 13:50:33 Sport | Mail Online

As revealed by Sportsmail's Charles Sale, the Premier League are exploring the possibility of a live Sunday night fixture in an attempt to keep Sky Sports and BT Sport happy.

Vice Sport Time16 October 2014 13:50:33


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Sky Sports and BT Sport announce the live Premier League fixtures of December and Christmas period

06 October 2014 18:21:03 Sport | Mail Online

Broadcasters Sky Sports and BT Sport will broadcast 25 live Premier League fixtures between December 2 and New Year's Day - including a triple header on Boxing Day.

Vice Sport Time06 October 2014 18:21:03


Premier League fixture changes make it impossible for fans to travel by train for 11 games on Sky and BT Sport

15 July 2014 16:02:42 Football | Mail Online

Football fans are once again feeling the brunt of changes to the Premier League fixture schedule by Sky and BT Sport. The TV duo released changes to kick-off times on Monday.

Vice Football Time15 July 2014 16:02:42


Louis van Gaal's first match in charge of Manchester United shown live on BT Sport

14 July 2014 17:41:15 Football | Mail Online

Louis van Gaal’s Manchester United will open the Premier League season after their home fixture with Swansea City was chosen for live, lunchtime coverage on BT Sport.

Vice Football Time14 July 2014 17:41:15


Premier League TV schedule: Sky Sports and BT Sport announce early season live fixtures

14 July 2014 17:25:47 Football - Fixtures, results, news, match reports, comment

Broadcasting rivals announce live games with BT Sport showing Louis van Gaal's first Manchester United match and Sky Sports free to air on opening day

Vice Sport Time14 July 2014 17:25:47


Premier League TV schedule: Sky Sports and BT Sport announce early season live fixtures

14 July 2014 16:50:56 Sport

Broadcasting rivals announce live games with BT Sport showing Louis van Gaal's first Manchester United match and Sky Sports free to air on opening day

Vice Sport Time14 July 2014 16:50:56


Sky Sports and BT Sport Christmas fixtures announced

09 October 2013 14:46:18 Football | Mail Online

Football fans will be given a treat around the Christmas period as a host of top Premier League games will be shown live on television.

Vice Football Time09 October 2013 14:46:18


BT Sport reach for the Sky

18 August 2013 02:45:13 Sport | Mail Online

It's 11am at the BT Sport (BTS) studios in Olympic Park, east London, and there's a nervous excitement around the place only partly related to the new kids on the football broadcasting block kicking off the Premier League season by showing their first live Premier League game - Liverpool versus Stoke.

Vice Sport Time18 August 2013 02:45:13


The Fiver | www.contrabandsmut.eu/bootlegfitba | Scott Murray

11 July 2013 17:18:11 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

Click here to have the Fiver sent to your inbox every weekday at 5pm, or if your usual copy has stopped arriving DISCLAIMER: OTHER ILLEGAL FEEDS ARE AVAILABLE Professional football is both written about and marketed from the perspective of those who go to the game. A match report may mention the sweet smell of the freshly watered pitch as it's warmed by a sultry late-summer sun; an advert might pan across a crowd as they bounce up and down while singing their song. It's all, needless to say, an entirely disingenuous affair. That's partly because crowds are mainly silent these days, partly because the top notes of eau de Premier League are less redolent of well-manicured turf, more stale lager, soupy urine and the overwhelming stench of existential despair. But mainly it's because most of us have been sh@fted by capitalism, and we simply can't afford to attend top-flight football these days, instead condemned to spending our weekends sitting hunched in front of the computer in a string vest and suspiciously stained jeggings squinting at a dodgy feed and straining our ears so we can cobble together the West Bromwich Albion team news from Egyptian Arabic. We're pretty sure it's not just the Fiver who spends each and every weekend doing exactly that. So for those of us who consume the game solely through television, via proxy servers also loaded up with the finest premium bongo, today was an important day, as the opening tranche of live fixtures for this year's Premier League was announced. And that announcement brought bad news for Liverpool fans, whose season will be over before anyone else has even kicked a ball. They get the 2013-14 campaign started early doors on 17 August with a disappointing lunchtime draw at Anfield against Stoke City, the first match to be transmitted on the new BT Sport service, and simulcast on www.glamourandillegalsubscriptionsoccer.com. A very super Super Saturday continues over on the more established Sky Sports, who later in the evening transmit a fixture between Swansea City and Manchester United that'll also be broadcast on www.contrabandsmut.eu/bootlegfitba. The first stellar clash of the televised season comes 10 days into the new campaign as Manchester United host Chelsea on Sky (and also at www.indecencies-u-like.co.uk/flagrantcopyrightviolation), a match which will chart the beginning of David Moyes's rapid descent into raging paranoia and jabbering madness, or the beginning of José Mourinho's rapid descent into raging paranoia and jabbering madness. Before then, all three promoted sides will have already had their fresh-faced phizogs on the telly: Crystal Palace hosting Tottenham Hotspur and Hull City travelling to Chelsea on the first Sunday, then Cardiff City and Manchester City putting on a joint production of The Tragical History of the Life and Death of Doctor Faustus a week later. The big TV events keep coming thick and fast, though the Fiver doesn't have the time, room or inclination to go through every one up until December. A quick scout around on Google should bring up a comprehensive list , though be careful kids, the internet is a wild frontier containing some very dubious content; it's not all innocent stuff like live football, clips of cats and dogs peering out of toilet bowls, and retro grot. QUOTE OF THE DAY "I don't have any kids, so I thought 'why not'. Realistically, the alternative was going to be somewhere like Accrington" – journeyman midfielder Bas Savage comes to the conclusion that he'd rather ply his trade in Bangkok than Lancashire. FIVER LETTERS "Is it just me, or is anyone else filled with a strange foreboding when David Moyes claims he's been to Wayne Rooney's house (yesterday's Bits and Bobs)? Somehow I'm struck by the image of a shaking Wayne peering through his window curtains on a dead summer night, while a jet-black car idles threateningly across the drive. He looks out as the tinted window slowly rolls down, revealing Moyes' cold, unblinking, pitiless eyes. Then the engine roars, and before Wayne can jump back the car surges down the road, disappearing into the Stygian dark. Man. And they say the off-season isn't exciting" – Scott Connolly. "Shahid Khan in charge of Fulham ( yesterday's Fiver )? That may still provide its share of entertainment. If you had looked at sports news from over the pond (I know, but bear with me) recently you would have noticed that one of Mr Khan's ideas for improving woeful attendances at his Jacksonville Jaguars games is, and I'm not making this up, showing TV coverage of the other games in the NFL on the giant screens in the stadium during Jaguars games. The NFL of course having cracked the conundrum that apparently confounds the best minds of the Premier League, of selling TV rights and sticking to traditional kick-off times without fail. Imagine if he tried a similar scheme at Fulham. The Premier League would likely disappear up its own tailpipe trying to decide who to sue for copyright breach" – Jason Tew. "Enough endless transfer speculation and strategic leaks from players' Mr15%s: why can't Big Website liven up the off-season with the occasional minute-by-minute report from a Nigerian promotion battle (Fivers passim)? Just reading the list of goalscorers would see us nicely through most of the summer" – Justin Kavanagh. "Re: Seattle Sounders interior designer Obafemi Martins upholstering his gold-plated dining room chairs with tops from his seven previous clubs (yesterday's Bits and Bobs). Any word on the size of auditorium in LA Robbie Keane will need to install in house to do the same job?" – Padraic Cassidy. "On the basis of the final item on Theo Walcott's high hopes for Arsenal in yesterday's Bits and Bobs, can I suggest that you introduce a full-scale Sky Sports-style 'Footballers Who Say In Interviews That Their Team Will Do Well This Season' section in the Fiver in future. You could probably replace most of the usual stuff with it. Which would probably be as much of a relief to you as to us. PS: am I the only one wondering whether Yohan Cabaye might end up joining big-lunged elderly relative Montserrat in Barcelona, or are there 1,056 others?" – Nick Drew. • Send your letters to the.boss@guardian.co.uk . Also, if you've nothing better to do you can also tweet the Fiver . Today's winner of our prizeless letter o' the day prize is: Nick Drew. JOIN GUARDIAN SOULMATES We keep trying to point out the utter futility of advertising an online dating service "for interesting people" in the Fiver to the naive folk who run Guardian Soulmates, but they still aren't having any of it. So here you go – sign up here to view profiles of the kind of erudite, sociable and friendly romantics who would never dream of going out with you. BITS AND BOBS Wilfried Bony, em, has joined Swansea

Vice All News Time11 July 2013 17:18:11


Sky claims rights to top-four clashes as BT holds first picks in reserve

11 July 2013 16:24:52 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

• Sky has exclusive rights to every game among top four • BT Sport coverage kicks off with Liverpool v Stoke City With pointed reference to the omnipresent multimillion pound advertising campaign launched by BT Sport, Sky Sports said there was nothing "game-changing" about the initial tranche of fixtures chosen by its new rival as both unveiled their opening batch of matches. Sky has attempted to spike the guns of its new competitor by choosing the first matches of Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City – all of whom have new managers – on the opening weekend of the season. BT, meanwhile, will open the campaign with Liverpool v Stoke City in its new Saturday lunchtime slot and is not able to use one of its much vaunted "first picks" until mid-September when Manchester United take onnewly promoted Crystal Palace. Sky can claim to has exclusive rights to every clash among last season's top four, plus 24 of 32 live matches involving Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea or Arsenal up to the beginning of December. However, BT executives insisted they were "thrilled" by the games they have secured, which include the Merseyside derby. "We have only used five of our top picks, which means that BT Sport will have another 13 throughout the remainder of the season, so our viewers have many more excellent Premier League games to come," said BT Sport director Simon Green. "In the first 13 Premier League rounds until December, we will show the biggest clubs at least twice including Tottenham taking on serious title contenders in both matches, against Manchester United and Chelsea." BT only has fourth pick of the live matches on 20 rounds of the fixture list but first pick on the other 18, making it the first broadcaster to be able to challenge Sky's claim always to show the biggest clashes. BT, which paid £738m over three years for 38 matches per season, will give its channels away free to its broadband subscribers. Sky has countered by making the opening day of its coverage available free to air for the first time, including David Moyes' first match against Swansea City at Old Trafford. In all, Sky will show 116 live matches having agreed to pay £2.3bn over three seasons for the privilege. Sky Sports managing director Barney Francis denied that its tactic of frontloading the schedule with attractive matches would give BT the advantage in the run in. Sky has 12 "first pick" weekends for the remaining 20 rounds of fixtures, while BT will be left with eight. The new entrant also has a further five "first pick" slots in midweek rounds of fixtures, but they must be used before February. Behind the complex game of chess over choosing which fixtures to broadcast, which has angered supporters' groups who claim fans have not been able to plan their travel, lies a long term battle for supremacy of the sports broadcasting landscape. "BT has made no difference to our selections, there isn't anything particularly game-changing about what we're seeing today," insisted Francis, who has hired Jamie Carragher as a pundit and revamped Sky's Saturday schedule to respond to the threat from BT, which plans a live show fronted by Jake Humphrey to run throughout the afternoon. Carragher, who will appear alongside Gary Neville on Monday Night Football, said Sky had "the best team on the best lineup of live football". Premier League Sky Sports BT Sport Owen Gibson guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Vice All News Time11 July 2013 16:24:52