Chelsea TV

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Chelsea TV
ChelseaTVLogo.png
Launched 13 August 2001
Owned by Chelsea FC
Audience share N/A (No data available, )
Website www.chelseafc.com
Availability
Satellite
Sky Digital Channel 421
Streaming media
Live Stream Watch Chelsea TV Live Stream Online

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

The channel first launched in August 2001 on Sky channel 421 in the UK and Ireland and is the only broadcaster filming at the club's training ground on a daily basis. It broadcasts 7 days a week in the UK and Ireland for 17 hours a day - 8am to 1am. Subscribers can watch a live stream of the linear 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 a 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.

Programming[edit]

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 updates at 1pm and 5pm with a full news round-up at 6.30pm & 10.00pm All the latest news direct from Stamford Bridge including reports from Chelsea’s training ground and exclusive interviews with the players. Any player to sign for Chelsea FC films an exclusive first interview that can only be seen on Chelsea TV and chelseafc.com

  • Every minute of every Chelsea FC first team game

Available on Chelsea TV and at chelseafc.com, you can watch short or extended highlights and the full 90 minutes of all 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 U21 Premier League, U19 UEFA Youth League (mirrors the senior UEFA Champions League) and the U18 FA Youth Cup.

Matchday Programming[edit]

  • Matchnight Live

A full hour of in-depth match build-up, exclusive player previews and the team news before anywhere else. Followed by post match reaction, analysis and a chance for fans to have their say in the full-time phone-in. Pre and post mid-week Chelsea games, including UEFA Champions League matches.

  • Pre-match at The Bridge, live commentary & Extra-time at The Bridge

Live from inside Stamford Bridge’s tv gantry – exclusive build up to the game with live reports from around the ground and the latest teams news pitchside. Followed by Live match commentary and Jose Mourinho joining a live phone-in show from the dugout post match.

  • Wherever They May Be

Every away weekend 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.

  • Weekend Review

Pat Nevin and Jason Cundy dissect the weekend’s action and provide a comprehensive analysis every Monday. Includes a full review of the weekend’s Academy matches.

  • Friday Night Live

Evening chat show ahead of the weekend’s game – every month a mix of first team players, celebrity fans and ex-Chelsea stars join Gigi Salmon on the sofa for a live, interactive programme.

  • Academy Focus

Under the skin of Chelsea’s Academy with behind-the-scenes features from grassroots to every stage of development at Chelsea FC. Chelsea matches are mainly commentated on by Trevor Harris…

  • 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+[edit]

Becoming a Chelsea FC Fan Club Plus+ 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 Plus+ 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 Plus+ membership costs £5.99 per month. 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
  • Jose Mourinho’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 Plus+ for free. Simply register with your sky viewing card to unlock the Fan Club Plus Membership

Presenters[edit]

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

Regular pundits include

1970/80's = Clive Walker, Tommy Langley

1980's = Pat Nevin

1990's = Jason Cundy, Frank Sinclair

2000's = Jody Morris

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

Chelsea matches are mainly commentated by Trevor Harris, Ben Andrews (who hosted the 2007 League Cup Final, 2007 FA Cup Final and 2008 UEFA Champions League Final), Mark Tompkins, Dan Roebuck and Gary Taphouse. 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[edit]

In the UK Chelsea TV can be viewed on Sky Digital channel 421. Chelsea TV can be watched in many regions around the world including:

Territory Broadcaster Website
Europe
Belgium Telenet www.telenet.be
Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia Sport Klub www.sportklub.tv
Cyprus CYTA www.mivision.com.cy
Czech Republic, Slovakia Nova Sport www.nova.cz
France, Switzerland, Andorra, Luxembourg, Monaco Ma Chaine Sport www.machainesport.fr
Iceland 365 www.365.is
Poland Polsat www.polsatsport.pl
Portugal Meo www.meo.pt
Spain Gol Television www.goltelevision.com
Russia Media TV www.football-tv.ru
Africa & Middle East
Africa

Angola, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi. Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Setanta Africa www.setanta.com/africa
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)

Al Jazeera Sports www.aljazeerasport.net
Asia
Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka Ten Sports www.tenaction.com
China Chong Qing TV www.cbg.cn
Fiji Fiji TV http://fijitv.info/
Indonesia Kompas TV www.kompas.tv
Malaysia Fox Sports www.foxsportsasia.com
Myanmar Forever Group www.forevergroup.co.mm
New Zealand Sommet Sports www.sommetsports.co.nz
Thailand SportMaster www.sportmaster.co.th
Americas
Brazil Esporte Interativo br.esporteinterativo.yahoo.com
Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Panama, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua Claro Sports http://www.clarosports.com/
United States, Canada One World Sports www.oneworldsports.com

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