Wednesday, 17 December 2014

Fwd: Ofcom investigation into Premier League football rights

There's a lot of football supporters in Haslingden and Hyndburn and I thought this may be of interest. 

Sent on behalf of Kevin Miles, Chief Executive, the Football Supporters' Federation:

It has been brought to my attention that Ofcom have recently written to all MPs and members of the House of Lords in relation to their investigation into the FA Premier League's joint-selling arrangements for live audio-visual media rights.

I understand that within their correspondence Ofcom refer to their planned consultation with, among other bodies, the Football Supporters' Federation (FSF).

With this in mind I thought it appropriate to write to MPs and members of the House of Lords to clarify our position in relation to Premier League media rights.

Our submission to Ofcom outlined:
  1. The FSF's support for the principle of collective selling by the FA Premier League of audio-visual rights;
  2. The FSF's commitment to the "closed period" for the live broadcasting of matches, between 14.45 and 17.15 on Saturdays (crucial to the economic survival of many clubs lower down the football pyramid);
  3. The FSF's opposition to any increase in the total number of Premier League games televised live each season.

You can read the FSF's full submission to Ofcom via the attached document or this web link.

Yours faithfully,


Kevin Miles

Chief Executive

The Football Supporters' Federation

phone 0330 44 000 44 :: web

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