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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:

Man Utd fans hit out at Sky Sports over latest fixture change

Manchester United fans have labelled their latest fixture change “naked commercial opportunism” and are seeking compensation for supporters left out of pocket.

Premier League sells final 2019-22 TV package to Amazon

The Premier League has sold its remaining TV packages for the three seasons from 2019 to Amazon and BT Sport.

MPs criticise loss of free-to-air Champions League coverage

Almost 30 MPs have signed a motion criticising UEFA for giving Champions League coverage exclusively to pay-for TV broadcasters from next season.

Fans out of pocket after TV change should be compensated says MP

The leader of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Football Supporters is calling on fans left out of pocket by the latest TV fixture changes to be compensated.

TV villans: Sky Sports disregard away fans once more

Fans are all to used to broadcasters mangling the fixture list, but not many have experienced a kick-off being moved twice within 24 hours. David Michael from Villa blog My Old Man Said tells us about Sky’s hokey-cokey with their Norwich City away trip…

Premier League TV picks: assessing the impact on match-going fans

Some of our Premier League supporter groups do great work analysing TV kick-off issues on behalf of the FSF and their fellow fans, identifying issues with each batch of fixtures and lobbying the football authorities and broadcasters for better treatment.

Premier League auction nets £4.46bn

The latest TV auction for Premier League games from 2019-2022 has brought in £4.464bn for the competition’s clubs – with two live packages and foreign rights still to be sold.

Premier League meets first TV deadline since August

This morning the Premier League announced the broadcast selections for its March fixtures, meeting its deadline for TV picks for the first time since August.

Fan groups call on Premier League to stick to TV deadlines

A dozen Premier League supporter groups are calling on the competition and its broadcasters to stick to their own deadlines for TV picks in a new petition.

FSF statement on new Premier League TV deal

Media reports this morning suggested that the Premier League is looking into the possiblity of introducing Saturday evening kick-offs in the next TV rights sale. 

Supporters relief at no Christmas Eve kick-offs

No Premier League games will be moved to Christmas Eve for TV broadcast this year – a move welcomed by match-going supporters across the country.

EFL agrees new broadcast deal with Sky Sports

The English Football League (EFL) announced today that it has reached a new five-year agreement with Sky Sports to broadcast its competitions, worth £600m.

Labour call for flexible train tickets as TV picks disrupt fans again

As the Premier League season gets underway this weekend and more games are moved for TV, the Labour Party is calling for the League, broadcasters and rail companies to do more for travelling fans.

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