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BT Sport responds to coronavirus cancellations

By 13th March 2020 One Comment

All professional football in England has been cancelled until 4 April

BT Sport has responded to the news that all English football has joined many major European competitions and leagues in postponing games.

The Premier League, EFL, and WSL announced on Friday that matches will be suspended until 4 April. Across Europe, the Champions League, Europa League, La Liga, Serie A, and others have made similar decisions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

This leaves the broadcaster without much of the content that it originally planned to air.

The company put out a statement saying: “We apologise to customers about the changes to the BT Sport schedule this month due to the impact of Covid 19. The situation is evolving rapidly and we are working with the leagues to continue to broadcast live sport wherever possible and broadcast games when they are rescheduled over the coming months.”

“We will continue to broadcast a wide range of BT Sport content including films and documentaries and we will update our customers as we have a clearer view of the remainder of the season.”

Although there is little live sport going ahead, there is the chance to show re-runs of matches and events from the past year and before. In addition, original content and documentaries will be available, as well as the events that are currently going ahead. It is not expected to offer refunds to customers.

Fellow Premier League broadcasters, Sky Sports, are yet to comment on the issue. With the governing bodies making clear that medical advice and conditions in April will affect the return of matches, it is unknown if the current suspension will be extended.

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