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Worldwide Clarets Watching Wembley on TV

Wembley is a sell-out for Clarets fans but at least those without a ticket will be able to watch the match live on TV throughout the world.

The Coca-Cola Championship Play-Off Final between Burnley and Sheffield United on Spring Bank Holiday Monday, 25th May will be televised all over the world.

CSI Sports, the overseas television broadcasting partner of the Football League have confirmed that television companies in 124 countries have signed rights to allow live coverage of the game.

Clarets fans in the UK who have been unable to obtain one of the 36,000 tickets allocated to Burnley FC will at least be able to watch the game live on Sky Sports but a large number of Burnley supporters exiled overseas will also be able to see the match live.

The Football League on their website have confirmed the regions and countries that will be covered together with the broadcasters involved.

The full list is as follows (broadcasters in brackets)

AFRICA
Mauritius (MBC Mauritius)
Sub-Saharan Africa - 55 countries (Supersport)

AFRICA/ASIA
Middle East & North Africa - 23 countries (Showtime)

AMERICAS
USA, Canada & Caribbean - 21 countries (Setanta Sports North America)

ASIA
China (GDTV)
Hong Kong (TVB Payvision)
Indian Sub-Continent (Zee Sports)
Indonesia & Brunei (Astro Supersport)
Singapore (StarHub)

EUROPE
Albania (Supersport)
Bosnia (TV Bosnia & Herzgovina)
Bulgaria (Ring TV)
Cyprus (CyBC)
Greece (Sports.comm)
Holland (Sport 1)
Hungary (Sport 1)
Iceland (IBC Iceland)
Israel (Charlton)
Italy (Sportitalia)
Malta (Melita)
Pan Scandinavia - 10 countries (Viasat)
Poland (Polsat)
Romania (Sport 1)
Serbia (SBB Serbia)
Slovenia (SportKlub)
Spain (TVE)
Turkey (Dogan TV)

OCEANIA
Australia (Fox Sports)
New Zealand (Sky Sports)
Fiji (Fiji TV)

The Football League also confirm that as well as the match coverage, news coverage of the Coca-Cola Football League Play-Off Finals will be made available to 160 countries worldwide, reaching over one billion households.

No pressure then lads!!




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Writer: turfmanphil Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 22 2009

Time: 8:47AM

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How cool is that, about a billion household potentially hearing about or seeing the Mighty Clarets!!
turfmanphil
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22/05/2009 08:51:00

Show them what we can do lads!
Claretdale
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22/05/2009 08:57:00

Three of my American friends have already 'discovered' Burnley this year.
Couch Potato
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22/05/2009 09:37:00

I now there are a lot of South African Clarets will be wathing to
sheclaret
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22/05/2009 10:10:00

I think my brain is in slow mode like the time its taking to get to Monday. It was supposed to read I know there will be a lot of South African Clarets watching too
sheclaret
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22/05/2009 10:19:00

One billion households i would love to know how many will be routing for the Mighty Clarets :-)
8clarets8
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22/05/2009 15:57:00

All of them after we win! lol ;-)
turfmanphil
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22/05/2009 16:11:00

 

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