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Portsmouth game selected for live TV coverage

4 January 2019

Southend United’s home game against Portsmouth has been selected for TV coverage.

The game on Saturday, February 16 will now kick-off at the earlier time of 12.30pm and be shown on Sky Sports.

Supporters are advised that should Portsmouth reach the Fifth Round of the FA Cup then the game could be subject to further change.

The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:

Friday 15 February - Sunderland v Accrington Stanley      9.45pm*

Saturday 16 February - Southend United v Portsmouth   12.30pm*

Sunday 17 February - Blackburn Rovers v Middlesbrough 13.00pm*

*Fixtures subject to participation in FA Cup Fifth Round

Saturday 23 February - West Bromwich Albion v Sheffield United               17.30pm

Monday 25 February - Nottingham Forest v Derby County             19.45pm

One further selection across 22-24 February to be announced in due course

Monday 4 March - Sheffield Wednesday v Sheffield United           19.45pm

Further selections across 1-3 March to be announced in due course


The EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have committed to giving Clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL League matches being selected for live television coverage.

The EFL has outlined the dates when any changes will be announced to the public via the EFL’s digital and social channels.

A minimum of three weeks’ notice is in place for the penultimate weekend of the season in order to ensure the most appropriate matches are picked for broadcast

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