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#LetUsWatch – fan campaign secures broadcast access for September

The Premier League today announced that all of September’s fixtures would be available to match-goers while games are played behind-closed-doors. You can read more about the #LetUsWatch campaign here. Malcolm Clarke, chair of

Fans return to Cambridge United games in EFL pilot scheme

Supporters will be able to make a return to EFL fixtures next week, with two matches confirmed as test events in line with the Government’s pilot scheme.

Fans call on Government to solve Premier League broadcast deadlock

Football supporters have launched a new campaign #LetUsWatch which calls on ministers to intervene and ensure match-going fans can watch their teams this season.

Premier League fans still facing TV lockout as season begins

Supporters of Premier League clubs still face the prospect of not seeing their teams play by legal means when the season resumes in 11 days time.

Top-flight fans message to Premier League: “Let us watch our teams!”

Last week the Football Supporters’ Association (FSA) had discussions with the Premier League which indicated that 160 of the season’s 380 games would not be broadcast live to UK audiences during 2020/21. They still insist this will be the case.

Influential MP and fans call on Premier League to reverse broadcast “lock out”

The chair of the influential All-Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters has written to the Premier League and called upon it reconsider its position on restricting broadcast access to UK audiences during the current pandemic.

EFL to broadcast all matches while attendance restrictions remain

The EFL have agreed a “flexible framework” with Sky Sports, to allow all EFL games not already being televised to be streamed online via its iFollow platform.  

FA criticised over third round betting app broadcasts

The FA has received criticism for allowing FA Cup games to be broadcast on Bet365’s website and smartphone app as part of its international broadcast deal.

FA must pay more than lip-service to heritage of the Cup

FA Cup third Round day, once a much-anticipated staple of the English footballing calendar, has been torn apart by the FA’s international TV deal, leaving fixtures spread out across the weekend and causing extra travel problems for fans.

FSA statement on Amazon broadcasting

This week was the first time Premier League games were live-streamed by internet retailer Amazon, on their Amazon Prime video service. The next round of fixtures to be broadcast via Amazon will take place on Boxing Day. The FSA released this statement on the matter.

Fan anger at Premier League’s latest TV fixture delay

Supporters groups from the across the country have expressed their anger at the Premier League and its broadcasters for the latest delay in releasing TV fixtures.

Fans hit out as Sky Sports cause further disruption

Fans of six Premier League teams face disruption to their travel plans for the penultimate game of the season after Sky Sports moved three games with just two weeks’ notice.

We don’t like Mondays: lessons from Germany’s Monday protests

You may have seen England midfielder Jadon Sancho being pelted with tennis balls recently in the Bundesliga – the Dortmund man in the wrong place at the wrong time as the Nuremberg fans delivered their protest against Monday night football.

Rail minister: Flexible rail tickets for fans “within reach”

Rail minister Andrew Jones has said that flexible football-specific rail tickets are “within reach” for Premier League fans, and the scheme could be extended to the EFL.

Supporters refuse to help BT Sport until talks about impact on fans

Tottenham Hotspur fans have refused to work with BT Sport on its Champions League coverage unless the broadcaster is willing discuss its impact on match-going fans.

BT Sport’s latest fixture move leaves fans out of pocket

Fans of several Premier League clubs will be left out of pocket this February after BT Sport refused to change the conditional picks it made in the previous round of TV selections.

Labour call for “Fans’ Fare” to protect travelling supporters

Shadow sports minister Dr Rosena Allin-Khan is calling on the Government to deliver a flexible rail fare for football fans facing late fixture changes.

Sky Sports refuses to compensate Manchester United fans

Sky Sports have refused to compensate match-going Manchester United fans for a double fixture move that could leave thousands of Old Trafford season ticket holders out of pocket.

BBC research casts doubt over reported attendances

Freedom of information (Fo) requests to local authorities and police forces across the country have highlighted a significant gap between the actual and reported attendances in the Premier League.

FSF statement on EFL streaming of Saturday 3pm kick-offs

Following reports that the EFL will allow its clubs to break the 3pm blackout convention this weekend by broadcasting games to UK audiences via its iFollow service, the FSF has issued the following statement:

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