Date: 8th November 2007 at 8:49am
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The Football League has secured new broadcasting agreements with Sky Sports and BBC Sport, worth a total of £264m. This figure is however over 3 season so around £90m a year, for 72 clubs to share…

This of course still means Chester won’t see 1/72th of £90m a year, as it is not divided equally out, go figure.

BBC have won some right, terrific a chance for City fans who don’t have SKY and can’t get to the game, to see the blues. Not so. The BBC have only won right to the Championship and Carling Cup, so Chester you need to get double promotion in 2 years, good luck boys.


Football League Chairman Lord Mawhinney clearly having not taken into consideration how little coverage lower league teams will get. ‘We are delighted to be continuing our strong partnership with Sky Sports and are excited by the prospect of working closely with the BBC. I am grateful to them both for their recognition of the value that The Football League brings to the football marketplace’.

He continued “Over the last few years The League`s standing has been enhanced, both commercially and competitively, as we have delivered real football for real fans. This deal recognises that fact.

£88m a year coupled with unparalleled coverage on Sky and the BBC will provide a fantastic boost to Football League clubs and their supporters.”



Now i appreciate this is a slight improvement, but it’s a slight one.