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UK TV Broadcasting Deals - Where you can watch football in 2019/20

FC provides detail on which channels have rights to which competitions this season, to make sure you miss none of the action

10:00am on Saturday 18th January 2020
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Premier League

- Current packages run until the end of 2021/22 season

- Split into seven separate packages totalling 200 games:

Package 1: BT to show 32 matches on Saturday early KO (1230GMT)

Package 2: Sky Sports to show 32 matches on Saturdays at 17:30

Package 3: Sky Sports to show 32 matches, 24 on Sundays early KO (1400GMT) and eight on Saturdays late KO (1945GMT)

Package 4: Sky Sports to show 32 matches on Sundays late KO (1630GMT)

Package 5: Sky Sports to show 24 matches on Mondays late KO (2000GMT) or Fridays late KO (2000GMT) and eight on Sundays early KO (1400GMT)

Package 6: Amazon to show 20 matches in two batches of 10, on a chosen Bank Holiday and on Boxing Day

Package 7: BT to show 20 matches from two midweek fixture programmes

FA CUP

- Currently shared in two packages between BBC and BT Sport until 2021

- From 2021, FA Cup coverage will be shared between BBC and ITV

- Therefore all FA Cup coverage will be on free-to-air TV

CARABAO CUP

- For 2019-20 live matches are currently shown exclusively on Sky Sports all the way to the final

- Quest to show highlights package on Wednesday evenings after the action

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

- BT Sport has announced they will retain exclusive rights to the Champions League in the UK until 2024

- This includes showing all matches live, a goals simulcast, and a highlights show

- This has been amended to create two early KO (1800GMT) in the group stages and six late KO (2005GMT) on all six matchdays

EUROPA LEAGUE

- BT Sport has announced they will retain exclusive rights to the Europa League in the UK until 2024

- This includes showing all matches live, a goals simulcast, and a highlights show

- This has been amended to create 12 early KO (1800GMT) in the group stages and 12 late KO (2005GMT) on all six matchdays

Championship

- Sky Sports recently renewed their contract with the English Football League until 2024

- Sky Sports will broadcast 138 Championship matches live as well as 15 play-off matches (including those in League 1 and League 2)

- Sky Sports will also show the semi-final and the final of the Checkatrade Trophy

SCOTTISH FOOTBALL

- BT Sports relinquished coverage of Scottish Football at the end of the 2019-20 season

- Sky Sports have signed an exclusive deal for SPFL coverage until the 2025 season

- Sky Sports will show 48 matches live per season, including Championship play-off matches

- BBC Scotland will retain rights to a highlights package shown at the end of the round

- BBC Scotland will also retain rights to show a selected number of Championship matches live

- Premier Sports have secured rights to show 12-16 league cup matches live

LA LIGA

- La Liga agreed a deal with Premier Sports until 2022 after there had been fears that it wouldn't be shown at all in the UK

- Premier Sports launched their own channel, LaLigaTV, which can show every match apart from the 1500GMT kick-offs, which are banned under UK broadcast legislation

- It is available on Premier's OTT streaming service, which can be added to Premier TV's overall sports package

- Or it can be added as a standalone service for £5.99 per month

SERIE A

- Premier Sports own exclusive rights to show Serie A matches in the UK and Ireland in the 2019-20 season

- Premier Sports show every match possible live on both Premier 1 and Premier 2 channels

- Limited matches are available via their FreeSports channel for non-subscribers

- Coppa Italia matches are broadcast on BT Sport for the 2019-20 season

BUNDESLIGA

- BT Sport hold exclusive rights to show Bundesliga matches live in the UK for the 2019-20 season

- BT Sport are allowed to show five of the nine Bundesliga matches in a round live

- BT Sport also have exclusive rights to show a selection of 2. Bundesliga matches

- BT Sport also show a highlights package on a Monday evening

LIGUE 1

- BT Sport hold exclusive rights to show Ligue 1 matches live in the UK for the 2019-20 season

- BT Sport are allowed to show five of the 10 Ligue 1 matches in a round live

- BT Sport also have exclusive rights to show a selection of Coupe de la Ligue matches

- BT Sport also show a highlights package on a Monday evening

UEFA NATIONS LEAGUE

- Sky Sports retain rights to show all Uefa Nations League matches live until 2023

- Sky Sports also retain rights to show all Uefa European Championship qualifiers live

- Sky Sports also retain rights to show all Fifa World Cup qualifiers live

- ITV have signed an exclusive deal to show all England matches qualifiers and friendlies

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