TV DEAL WITH PREMIER SPORTS- FINAL STAGES OF TALKS
BBC Non-League Show, 16 Aug 2010
Understands in final stages of talks, and discussions ongoing, with Premier Sports, to show Conference matches on Sky Channel 433.
Matches could be shown on a Thursday night.
Subscription will cost £6.99 per month.
Neither Conference nor Premier Sports would confirm anything.
Announcement expected over next 48 hours.
According to Ryan McKnight from FC Business:
Money simply not there to be of much financial benefit to the clubs. So clubs will not get much cash.
Big question marks whether Premier Sports will be able to get enough subscribers.
To listen again, http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/nonleague
It transpires that the Conference turned down a deal with the BBC for weekend highlights. What utter fools.
The Non League Paper reports (15 Aug) that the Blue Square Premier are on the brink of securing a deal with Premier Sports.
This deal, which may be due to start in September with 30 games a season and with a possibility of Friday night or Sunday slot being discussed.
The subscription to this channel that operates on 433 of the Sky Digital platform is £6.99 a month.