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More football on BT Sport when 2013 season starts
Wednesday 03 July 2013 17:07:52 by Andrew Ferguson

BT Sport is getting bigger with the signing of an agreement to show live matches from 25 Football Conference grounds and both legs of the semis and the promotion final at Wembley.

"We are delighted that we’ve been able to invest in the Non-League game and play our part in helping community clubs to flourish.

We are not just interested in the glamour of the Premier League; we’d like to bring the excitement and grit of the Conference Premier to a new audience, as well as its existing strong fan base.

There are some terrific clubs in the Conference Premier and some fantastic stories and characters, which we aim to develop in our coverage."

Simon Green, head of BT Sport

BT is obviously heavily promoting its BT Sport packages and while the big news goes to the availability of BT Sport on BT TV, it should be remembered that other BT Broadband consumer packages also qualify for free viewing via the app and online player.

This deal to show Football Conference matches is initially for two years and adds to the other football matches that will appear on BT Sport, which include 38 live football matches from the Barclays Premier League and live FA Cup, Europa League and Scottish Premier League matches, as well as top tier live football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil, Australia and the USA, plus action from the FA Women’s Super League.


Posted by JPL over 3 years ago
Whoopee! Tier 5 football! That'll bring in the punters.

I hope it never gets priority over "top tier live football from Germany, Italy, France, Brazil...".
Posted by ddean83 over 3 years ago
BT sport channels are also broadcast on the sky tv platform
Posted by chrysalis over 3 years ago
conference football is more enjoyable than premiership.
Posted by zyborg47 over 3 years ago
Even more reason to call it BT football and not BT sport.

Hate football.
Posted by Spectre_01 over 3 years ago
Great to see BT still flogging the same TV advert... really starting to hate that music.
Posted by michaels_perry over 3 years ago
I'm on BT Internet and was offered BT Football but as I'm not a fan I refused. Why do we want even more footy when the majority can't stand it? If you're not on Sky then you have to rely on broadband and it needs to be at least 5.6 Mbps - or so BT tell me! I get 2.2 Mbps so I'm not even considering it. Maybe if they drasticly reduce the footy content and gave us many other sports instead they would have a viable alternative to offer - not more the same.
Posted by WeeManMike over 3 years ago
This is fantastic news for the lower league teams, just hope that BT gave the conference a decent amount of cash for these rights. Not that I support a conference team, but I do know a number of friends who will be hoping their teams get shown! .... oh and michaels_perry - you may think the 'majority' can't stand football, but how come it's the most popular sport worldwide, and especially in the UK to play and watch??
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