BT Sport announce two-year deal to broadcast live Conference matches

BT Sport has announced that it has signed a deal to broadcast Conference football through from the beginning of the 2013-14 season, according to an official press release.

The deal will mean that BT Sport will cover live football from the Conference for an initial two-years.

The press release states that the news will mean that clubs in the 5th tier of English football will be accessible to a much wider audience than previously, paving the way for better marketing and sponsorship deals – effectively, giving Conference clubs a better shot at becoming financially secure.

Simon Green, the head of BT Sport, said: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to invest in the Non-League game and play our part in helping community clubs to flourish.

“We are not just interested in the glamour of the Premier League; we’d like to bring the excitement and grit of the Conference Premier to a new audience, as well as its existing strong fan base. There are some terrific clubs in the Conference Premier and some fantastic stories and characters, which we aim to develop in our coverage.”

The news means that former Football League clubs such as Luton Town and Grimsby can be watched as they attempt to regain their League status, as well as Edgar Davids’ club Barnet.

The broadcasting details include 25 league matches, with both legs of the playoff semi-finals and concluding with the final from Wembley Stadium – a game which will see a Conference side enter the official Football League.

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