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Television deal for Conference


The Conference is close to a television deal for the Blue Square Bet Premier reveals the Non-League Paper.   A contract is likely to be signed with satellite subscription channel Premier Sports within a week.    The Conference has been without television coverage for a year since the collapse of Setanta.

Premier Sports will not provide as extensive coverage as Setanta with up to 30 games a season being shown but this will please supporters as there will be less disruption of fixtures to suit television schedules.   The possibility of a Friday night or Sunday slot is being discussed.

Premier Sports is a relatively low profile channel that boasts Gaelic football and Australian rugby football league, but is looking to expand into the English football market.