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BBTV - Live Streaming to English Viewers


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BBTV - Live Streaming to English Viewers

PostedSeptember 16, 2021

Blue Brazil TV's live streaming of home games was introduced last season and proved highly popular given that fans were not allowed access into grounds. This season we have continued to live stream games on a PPV basis and many fans who are unable to attend in person have found this again to be an ideal arrangement. Some of those viewing are of course based south of the Border in England. An issue has now arisen though in respect of English viewers of BBTV this season.

The English FA has now invoked UEFA Article 48 which means SPFL clubs cannot broadcast their home games to viewers in England on Saturdays between 2.45pm and 5.15pm (when English League or FA Cup fixtures are also scheduled). We are required by the Scottish football authorities because of this action by the English FA to block transmission of BBTV in England. As well as subscribers to individual matches this ban will include Cowdenbeath FC season ticket holders in England. Thus with effect from this Saturday BBTV can not be accessed by viewers south of the Border on the relevant Saturdays between the times stated above.

We will be in touch with the impacted season ticket holders tomorrow to offer refunds as appropriate. We have no option but to comply. We very much regret this and apologise to our fans down south who we know have enjoyed following our club in recent times on BBTV.

Note that this does not impact on BBTV subscribers outwith those in England.

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