Chelsea TV


Chelsea TV is a television channel, dedicated to the fans of the Premier League club Chelsea .

The channel has been launched in August 2001 and is available on Sky channel 421 (SD) and 422 (HD) in the UK and Ireland. It broadcasts 7 days a week in the UK and Ireland for 17 hours a day – 8am to 1am. Subscribers can watch a live channel on www.chelseafc.com

Daily short form & VOD content is published online, on mobile and via social network platforms. All online and mobile content is broadcast live and published in HD.

Chelsea TV online subscriptions are available via Chelsea Fan Club membership

The channel broadcasts live from Stamford Bridge and the club’s Cobham training ground on a daily basis and is available internationally as either 3 or 6 hour ‘block’ content or as full representation of the UK channel.

The Chelsea TV schedule can be found on the Chelsea FC website .

Programming

The channel broadcasts a mix of live programming, documentaries, interviews and live matches. All programming is available to watch as VOD at chelseafc.com

Key programming includes …

Blues News
Daily news at 1pm and 5pm with a full news round-up at 6.30pm & 10.00pm All the latest news from Stamford Bridge including reports from Chelsea’s ground-based interviews with the players. Chelsea TV Chelsea TV Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea

Chelsea FC first team game
Available on Chelsea TV and at chelseafc.com Chelsea’s matches.

Live Football
Chelsea TV broadcasts live coverage of all pre-season friendlies. Live coverage of Chelsea’s Academy teams Including the Barclays Premier League 2 Youth League (Senior mirrors the UEFA Champions League ) and the U18 FA Youth Cup. There is also live coverage of the ladies team in the WSL and in the UWCL where rights permit.

Matchday Programming

Pre-match at The Bridge, live commentary & Extra-time at The Bridge
Live from inside Stamford Bridge ‘s gantry TV – exclusive build up to home pitchside pitchside. Followed by Live match commentary, a half time update and a live phone-in show from the dugout post match.

Wherever They May Be
Every away match Jason Cundy and Tommy Langley are joined by special guests, including Frank Sinclair, Jody Morris, Clive Walker on the sofas for an in-depth preview with live reports from the ground. Full minute by minute coverage for all matches not broadcast live in the UK.

Legends
Half an hour of pure nostalgia in the company of some of the greatest players from Chelsea’s past. From Roy Bentley, Chopper Harris and Peter Osgood to Kerry Dixon, Gianfranco Zola and Ruud Gullit, all the biggest names to have graced Stamford Bridge take a look back at their Chelsea careers.

Chelsea Fan Club

Becoming a Chelsea FC Fan Club member offers fans access to several digital products hosted on Chelseafc.com, including thousands of videos on-demand and access to live shows in HD on your laptop, tablet and smartphone.

Fan Club Members have access to the following;

Chelsea TV : Live – watch live programming in HD quality
Chelsea TV : Video On Demand – a Video on demand service which offers full match replays, match highlights, goals, skills, documentaries and other exclusive content.
Digital Magazine and Programme – access to digital versions of Chelsea FC’s monthly magazines and matchday programmes
Matchday Commentary – Live audio commentary via the Chelsea match centre
Email Newsletter – Stay up to date with all the latest Chelsea FC news
Fan Club membership varies in costs based on territory. Click here to sign up

Chelsea FC also has a free version of the Fan Club.

The free version offers users the following:

Access some video content including the daily Blues News headlines
Weekly email newsletter
Manager’s matchday programme notes
John Terry’s matchday programme notes
If you are a subscriber to Chelsea TV via Sky you can access Fan Club for free. Simply register with your sky viewing card to unlock the Fan Club Plus Membership

Presenters

The channel has various presenters, and a mix of ex-players and pundits.

Regular pundits include

1970s/1980s = Clive Walker, Tommy Langley

1980s = Pat Nevin

1990s = Jason Cundy, Frank Sinclair

2000s = Jody Morris

Regular presenters include Gigi Salmon, Ben Andrews, Lee Parker and Neil Barnett.

Chelsea matches are mainly commentated by Ben Andrews (who hosted the 2007 League Cup Final, 2007 FA Cup Final and 2008 UEFA Champions League Final), with Matt Davies and Gary Taphouse, and Trevor Harris also used. Jason Cundy is often co-commentator and is highly enthusiastic when Chelsea score in big games.

Gigi Salmon currently presents many shows on the channel and has been a Chelsea TV station presenter since the channel was launched in August 2001. Some of the programmes she presents include Blues News, Friday Night Live and Matchnight Live and Paperview.[5] Neil Barnett has been presenting since the launch of the channel in August 2001. He began working for The Blues in the 1980s writing articles for the club’s magazine.

Broadcasters

In the UK Chelsea TV can be viewed on Sky Digital channel 421 (SD) and 422 (HD). Chelsea TV can be watched in many regions around the world including:

Territory Broadcaster Website
Europe
Albania/Kosovo Super Sport http://www.supersport.com/
Cyprus CYTA https://www.cyta.com.cy/personal
Czech Republic, Slovakia O2 Sport https://www.o2sport.cz/
Italy RAI http://www.raisport.rai.it/dl/raisport/Page-11dfcccf-8a35-4dff-8f3b-3b338b7c2fde.html
Middle East
Pan Middle East
Kuwait, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman, Palestine (including Gaza Strip), Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Djibouti, Mauritania, Morocco, Somalia, Sudan and Tunisia (MENA region)

On Sport http://www.onsports.gr/
Asia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Ten Sports www.tenaction.com
Australia Foxtel https://www.foxtel.com.au/get/tv-combos/sports.html
New Zealand Sky NZ https://www.sky.co.nz/
Singapore Eleven Sports http://elevensportsnetwork.com/
Americas
Brazil Esporte Interativo br.esporteinterativo.yahoo.com
Caribbean Flow https://discoverflow.co/
Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua Claro Sports http://www.clarosports.com/
Journalist: Granit Tërstena