Leeds United’s visit to Oakwell in November will be broadcast live on Sky Sports. The match against Barnsley FC, already moved to 12.15 due to police recommendation, will now kick off at 12.30 and will be featured on Sky.
Leeds United seems to be one of the favorite teams for Sky, as they have a habit of broadcasting a good number of Leeds matches. In addition to the match against Barnsley, Leeds will appear on Sky a few more times in October and November, with the match at home against Sheffield United that will take place on Friday, 27 October set to be shown live, as well as Middlesbrough’s visit to Elland Road on Sunday 19 November. In addition to those matches, the match away at Brentford, set to take place on Saturday, 4 November, will also be shown on live TV.
While it might be a tad annoying to have matches moved for the sake of television, it’s nice that the club is going to be shown on Sky. Away matches shown on Sky are a bonus for fans who aren’t able to travel, and while the club has sponsored beambacks in the past, it’s far more convenient to take in a match from the comfort of your home rather than trek down to Elland Road and shell out a few quid for pies and pints.
It also saves fans from having to track down a dodgy stream that might blow up your computer. Matches on Sky also saves international fans the £5 that LUTV charges for streaming that has been underwhelming at times this season. Fans have reportedly been unable to get the service to work properly, with picture and sound problems and reoccurring issues with errors popping up during matches. And while it’s fantastic to be able to watch non-Sky matches legally overseas, it’s still annoying that Sky and iFollow seem to get the streaming right almost every match while LUTV has problems.