An article in one of our main newspapers has stated that, surprisingly, countries outside the UK have a far TV greater and more flexible coverage of the EPL than the UK itself. The journalist appeared to be basing this off a short visit to the UK recently and was unable to find many games on the TV due to various hotels only having one cable service and not the other etc, they also mentioned some stations had to use still images instead of actual highlights due to rights management.
So let's see if it's true... this weekend, via our main cable provider FOXTEL, we have access to the following games.
All of these are marked as LIVE.
Stoke v Arsenal (HD)
Wigan v Newcastle (HD)
Everton v Fulham
Sunderland v Bolton
Swansea v Wolves
West Brom v Aston Villa
Norwich v Shite
Chelsea v QPR
Tottenham v Blackburn (HD)
Man City v Man Utd
We then get a couple of EPL and lower league highlights packages shown throughout the week, replays of the games and some lower league games on delayed broadcast...
Is it a case that you'd have to be subscribed to multiple expensive cable providers in the UK to be able to watch any of these games or even pay per view?
If so, I fully understand the large demand for stream links all the time in just about any football forum!