No Live Game For Imps as Hatters & Mariners Seen as top Draws
As one might expect Luton Town, the top audience puller in the Conference, along with our rivals Grimsby Town will feature in two of the opening four BT Sport live games. It is a reflection of how far our club has fallen from national recognition, but two of the opening 6 scheduled slots do appear to be still up for grabs.
Thus far four games have been announced with slots open for the 17th & 31st August to complete the first 6 rounds of the competition. Lincoln entertain crack outfit Forest Green on the 17th and travel to Dartford on the 31st. So if the Imps kick off the way we expect them to there is every chance Simmo’s Six Foot soldiers could soon be coming to any one of the 95,000 registered pubs and clubs in place to screen the games. This club’s potential is massive, all it needs a few wins and the Imps and recognition will come.
|11th Aug||Cambridge||12PM||FC Halifax|
|26th Aug||Hyde FC||5.30 PM||Grimsby T|
|7th Sep||Luton T||5.30 PM||Grimsby T|
|13th Sep||Wrexham||7.45 PM||Luton T|
So Where to watch then?
BT Sport have now incorporated ESPN’s UK channels and broadcasting rights, although ESPN will continue to operate within BT Sport. This is great news as ESPN have a wealth of broadcasting experience backed up by a renowned statistical resource for fans and journalists alike.
The deal will see live broadcasts for 25 league matches, plus both legs of the play-off semis and the Promotion Final at Wembley, for the 2013-14 and 2014-15 seasons. As to the financial split, the details are still sketchy, although the £300,000 per year deal is well up on the previous deal. Another interesting development, thanks to the price war between Sky and BT, could also see the games be made free to viewers on some if not all platforms.
How To View?
|BT Vision||Channel 58 (1)
Channel 59 (2)
|Sky||Channel 413 (1 SD/HD)
Channel 414 (2 SD/HD)
Channel 445 (1 SD)
Channel 446 (2 SD)
|Internet Protocol TV|
|BT Vision||Channel 943 (1)
Channel 944 (2)
Channel 945 (1 HD)
Channel 946 (2 HD)