Following the Premier League resumption following the suspension of football during lockdown due to the Coronavirus pandemic, Cherries fans had got used to being able to see all of the club’s games live on television.
It was a poor substitute to being in the stadiums, but all nine games were shown live across Sky Sports, BT Sport and the BBC.
Since relegation from the Premier League to the Championship, the Cherries have only been shown live on television in the UK once, which turned out to be a superb performance by Jason Tindall’s men against Coventry City, securing all three points ahead of the international break.
But this week, AFC Bournemouth’s supporters will get a great chance to see their team play live as Sky Sports have got AFC Bournemouth’s next three games listed as being screened live this week.
The first is on Wednesday night for the Cherries trip to Cardiff City (7.45 pm) and is listed as being on Sky Sports Football Red Button service, last season this service had no individual build-up for the game and was just a single camera with no replays and a single commentator. Sky haven’t announced what the set-up will be for the 2020/21 campaign and this week is the first time that the Sky Sports red button service has been operational for the Championship, so it will be a step into the unknown.
On Saturday, Sky Sports give us the full service with the 12.30 pm kick-off against Watford shown on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Football, with a full half an hour of build-up, multiple cameras, replays, commentators and presenters.
Then on Wednesday 28th October, AFC Bournemouth return to Dean Court to face Bristol City (7.45 pm), back on Sky Sports Football Red Button.
Sky Sports is available through various subscription-based services including Sky, Virgin Media, BT TV and NOW TV. Although the red button service is not always available on all platforms.
Sorry Roger wrote…
I access Now TV through a Roku stick or on an iPad. There’s a raft of red button games on Tuesday evening so I intend to try watching one of those as an experiment before our game on Wednesday. Bristol City – Middlesbrough looks the pick of a not very exciting schedule.