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Why are Saturday 3pm kick-offs not broadcast live in the UK?

16 Sep 2016

Why are Saturday 3pm kick-offs not broadcast live in the UK?

Matches are not traditionally televised in the UK on a Saturday between 14:45-17:15, primarily to protect match attendances and atmosphere at all levels of the game including lower league and non-league matches.

We appreciate members of the public assisting us by reporting any infringements. You can find out more information and details for how to get in touch in the Report Illegal Broadcasting section of our website.

After the resumption of the postponed 2019/20 season, all Premier League matches were broadcast live in the UK, including Saturday kick-offs between 14:45-17:15, until the end of the 2020/21 campaign.

Following the return of supporters to full stadia for the 2021/22 season, the UK live audio-visual broadcast rights resumed in accordance to the 2019/20-2021/22 domestic broadcast packages.

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