In Tom Pullar-Strecker’s piece about the deal Sky have struck with BEIN sports for this season’s Premier League, he asked about why Euro 2016 wasn’t available on FanPass. The reply from Sky was as follows;
The schedule for Euro 2016 only became available in days before the broadcasts? That’s not true. It’s very not true. I’m not sure if it’s a deliberate lie or just ignorance, but it’s not true.
Here’s the BBC media release regarding the split of Euro 2016 games between them and the ITV. You may note the times of kickoffs is attached. It’s from December 2015. Here’s a website helping us emigres out with the kickoff times in May.
There’s even been criticism of the clashes between England and Russia supporters in Marseille this weekend, focusing on how the kick off at 8pm for England Russia was known well in advance.
So, what’s the deal Sky?
John Palethorpe lives in South Auckland which is very far away from Fratton Park and Champion Hill. Having been told there was no football in New Zealand, he was delighted to find that there is.