|Launched||13 August 2001|
|Owned by||Chelsea F.C.|
|Audience share||N/A (No data available, )|
Channel 421 (SD)|
Channel 422 (HD)
|Live Stream||Watch Chelsea TV Live Stream Online|
The channel first launched in August 2001 and is available on Sky channel 421 (SD) and 422 (HD) 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.
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 Premier League 2 Youth League (mirrors the senior 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.
- Pre-match at The Bridge, live commentary & Extra-time at The Bridge
Live from inside Stamford Bridge’s TV gantry – exclusive build up to home games with live reports from around the ground and the latest teams news 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.
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
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. 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.
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:
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