Launched 20 September 2007
Owned by Liverpool F.C.
Picture format 576i (16:9 SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share ~0.00% (September 2015 (2015-09), BARB)
Website liverpoolfc.com/lfctv
Sky Channel 429 (SD/HD)
Channel 455 (SD)
Virgin Media Channel 544
Streaming media
LFCTV GO Part of the e-Season Ticket

LFCTV (Liverpool F.C. TV) is the dedicated official channel for English football club Liverpool F.C. which launched on 20 September 2007. It was formerly offered as part of the Setanta Sports package, but is currently a stand-alone channel.[1]

The channel has also always been broadcast live on the club's official website as part of the e-Season Ticket subscription, the site's premium content offering.

On 28 October 2014, LFCTV launched in HD on channel 455. At the same time, it became a premium channel.


Following its entry into the UK sports market, Setanta Sports offered to create dedicated sports channels for numerous football clubs. These included LFCTV plus Arsenal TV, Celtic TV and Rangers TV, which operated in a similar manner to the existing and independently operated MUTV and Chelsea TV. Setanta declined to put a value on each of the initial three-year deals, but included rights payments from Setanta to each club, as well as payments for a package of marketing and promotional rights.

Launched in September 2007, with branding designed by Michael Sutton-Long at Liquid TV, the channel is broadcast seven days a week between the hours of 10:00 UTC and 01:30 UTC. Following the demise of Setanta Sports GB, it was available free-to-view on Sky and it was available on Virgin Media's XL Pack until October 28, 2014, when the HD version launched. It is also available via the club's premium online subscription package, LFCTV Online.[2][3][4]

On 14 October 2009, the channel made history by becoming the first club channel to broadcast a World Cup qualifying match live, when it showed the 2010 FIFA World Cup qualification - UEFA Group 5 match between Bosnia and Herzegovina and Spain, which Spain went on to win 5-2, which resulted in them finishing their group with a 100% record.[5]

LFCTV moved studios in Summer 2010 and for a period stopped broadcasting live shows, the broadcasting hours were also reduced to 12 hours per day. On 12 July 2010 the channel resumed live broadcasting from their new studio which has views of the Royal Liver Building and the Church of Our Lady and Saint Nicholas, Liverpool behind the set.

From August 2011, the club started to broadcast a pre-match show for an hour live from Anfield before each home game from an outside studio in one of the hospitality boxes in the centenary stand, with a live show also at half time and at full time. LFCTV broadcast a live build-up show from outside Wembley Stadium from the morning and right up to kick-off time of both the 2012 FA Cup Final and 2012 Football League Cup Final. They also broadcast a live post game analysis show after both finals, with exclusive coverage and interviews from the Liverpool dressing room after the victorious League cup final.[6] For the 2012-13 season the channel broadcast full match commentary of each home game with commentary from Steve Hunter and a guest, usually Gary Gillespie or David Fairclough. During the commentary live pictures of the crowd inside the stadium is shown and also pictures of the commentary team.

For the 2013-14 season the pre-match and post match coverage for home matches is presented from the TV studio in the Centenary Stand at Anfield with live match commentary of all home and away matches provided with the screen displaying the match score and match time.

Channel Content



  1. Sweney, Mark (11 July 2007). "Setanta to offer Liverpool FC channel". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 16 December 2009.
  2. "Liverpool FC: TV channel to continue". Digital Spy. 23 June 2009.
  3. "LFC STATEMENT REGARDING LFC TV". Liverpool FC. 23 June 2009.
  4. "LFC TV IS CURRENTLY FREE". Liverpool FC. Retrieved 20 August 2009.
  5. "LFC TV MAKES HISTORY". Liverpool FC. Retrieved 14 October 2009.
  6. "Now: LFC TV live from Wembley". Liverpoolfc.com. 4 May 2012. Retrieved 10 October 2014.
  7. "Most Exciting PL Games: 53". Liverpoolfc.tv. 6 May 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  8. "Catching up with… "Liverpool: The Complete Record'". This is Anfield. 23 February 2012. Retrieved 6 June 2012.
  10. "Lady in Red: United have Cole and Chelsea have Dixon, so Liverpool sign MISS WORLD to front LFC TV (and she's Chris de Burgh's daughter!)". Daily Mail. London.
  11. "Lady in Red! Liverpool sign up glamorous American presenter to join former Miss World on the books of LFC TV". Daily Mail. 11 December 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.

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