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STREAMING | Update following National League TV launch

Scunthorpe United FA Trophy match to be streamed on WrexhamPlayer

18 December 2022

The Club was delighted to see the launch of the National League’s streaming service last Saturday from Eastleigh and congratulate all those involved with the launch.

Wrexham have been covering all our home league games with four cameras since the takeover, to ensure that we have the best possible match coverage for the documentary and have further enhanced this since the start of the 2022/23 season by using higher fidelity cameras.

This service is provided to the Club by the very accomplished and when a visiting Club are happy to accommodate four-camera coverage for our away games, we have paid for this to be delivered by them, to benefit the documentary.

Last Saturday, consistent with previous visits to Eastleigh, they were happy to accommodate our enhanced coverage and that created the viewing experience for the subscribers from both Clubs.

If a Club does not accept our offer and a number didn’t last season, then the coverage will be one camera coverage that is the minimum standard required by the National League and BT Sport. This is what most of the subscribers watching other games viewed on Saturday with the quality determined by the skill of the camera operators at Clubs, up and down the Country.

Prior to the launch, the Club asked the National League several questions of clarification, some of which remain outstanding or to be answered in full but we wanted to share the relevant elements with you, that will hopefully answer some of the more discussed points.

  • The commentary will always be that nominated by the Home Club and there is no facility available at this time for each Club to have its own commentary on the stream going to their fans
  • Article 48 DOES apply to the National League, so 3pm kick-offs on a Saturday after the World Cup will NOT be streamed to fans in the UK.
  • The National League will not permit the moving of fixtures from 3pm on a Saturday, just so they can be streamed, a decision that Wrexham AFC supports.
  • As it stands, any Club wishing to stream FA Trophy fixtures or indeed any games other than those in the National League will have to do so, via an alternative platform.

It is the Club’s intention to stream Wednesday’s FA Trophy fixture with Scunthorpe United.

The stream will be on the Club’s service, WrexhamPlayer and if you are not currently registered for this service, you should do so now.

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