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Breaking News National League working on introducing a streaming platform for the second half of the season

crangoner

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The Board of the National League is pleased to provide an update on streaming following a meeting of the Board on 15th September.
The current broadcast rights, which includes streaming, are currently held by our broadcast partner BT Sport.

We have been working closely with them over the past few months to secure an agreement whereby non televised matches could be streamed on a League platform, also respecting the need to comply with Article 48 restrictions.

BT Sport have been incredibly supportive in this vision, for which we are extremely grateful. Following Board approval, we will now be progressing matters to contractually cement that position.

After several months of considering the options and appropriate due diligence the Board were presented with a detailed report which, having received proposals from a number of potential partners including market leaders and which also included speaking with organisations who have successful experience in streaming, a series of recommendations were made.

The Board unanimously approved all recommendations and have tasked the Commercial Committee to immediately progress this work, finalise contractual arrangements and confirm timelines. The ambition is to have a fully functioning platform launch in the second half of the season.

This is an exciting project but would not be possible without the co-operation of BT Sport and the support of our key title sponsors Vanarama.

We are excited to move this forward promptly and will give regular updates as to the progress of the project.
 

Ozzer

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Tells us little about what is likely to happen. Fully functioning platform launch? What are the recommendations?
 
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hlane17

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This should be for international watchers and long Tuesday night trips only. Really hope this doesn't ruin attendances.
 

Chris Powell's mate

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It would appear the NL are in thrall with Hollywood - which in this case could be useful.
Article 48 restrictions? No live broadcast at 3pm, perhaps?
Someone may be able to enlighten.
 

Strykr

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This should be for international watchers and long Tuesday night trips only. Really hope this doesn't ruin attendances.
I dont think it will tbh, there is money to be made, and it seems foolish to me they dont already.
 

brigg blue

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This should be for international watchers and long Tuesday night trips only. Really hope this doesn't ruin attendances.
I'm not sure it will, there is a big split in attendances in this league anyway so it won't make much difference to the 900 hardy souls that go to Borehamwood each week.

What it will do is allow fresh eyes on the clubs, this weekend for example, if it was streaming casual fans around the world would be watching us play Wrexham. A few of them might actually be intrigued by the little fella that scores 4 by half time and decide to stream every week.
 

southendkid

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I dont think it will tbh, there is money to be made, and it seems foolish to me they dont already.
Isn't it illegal to broadcast Saturday 3pm matches in the UK? Think the UK will be limited to weekday matches and the rest of the world will get all the games.
 

GROWLER

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Liz Truss is meeting the Irish "Teapot" tomorrow.
No doubt on top of the Agenda will be making Ireland "Overseas" not UK for EFL and National League broadcasting rights . :Frustrated::Frustrated::Frustrated:
 

Spaceman Spiff

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Really good news, especially for the ex-league clubs who are more likely to make a few quid from exiles around the World. Quite surprising that the Boreham Woods of the World have been ok with this, when they aren’t likely to make too much from it.
 
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