Why won’t Cristiano Ronaldo’s Manchester United debut be seen on British television? A law prohibits broadcasting matches played between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm to encourage attendance at stadiums. Cristiano Ronaldo steps back onto the Old Trafford pitch: “I didn’t come here on vacation . ”
Cristiano Ronaldo will wear the Manchester United jersey again at Old Trafford this weekend , although the Portuguese debut will not be seen in the UK . A law prohibits the broadcast in England of matches played between 2:45 pm and 5:15 pm .
Cristiano Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford.
This regulation, protected by UEFA , was created in the Premier League in order to protect the attendance of stadium fans , since, despite the fact that the most staunch fans always come to see their teams live, the fans More occasionally, they might prefer to watch these games on television rather than on the pitch itself, which would seriously harm the poorer clubs with fewer subscribers.
For this reason, normally the matches with the highest expectations tend to be played after 17:15 in the United Kingdom, but in this case, the Sky Sports or BT Sport channels had to choose the matches that would broadcast on July 5 , much earlier. that Cristiano Ronaldo’s return to United was confirmed. The great beneficiary of this will be the radio station BBC Radio 5 Live , the only station that will cover the 90 minutes of the match in which presumably the Portuguese will make his debut at Old Trafford.
However, this match between Manchester United and Newcastle can be seen in most of the 188 countries that broadcast Premier League matches , as this rule does not affect them. In Spain, the meeting can be followed live on DAZN starting at 4:00 p.m. peninsular time.