Along with our other member clubs, we are pleased to have received news from the Vanarama National League and BT Sport that the highlights embargo has been amended.

Effective immediately, we will now be able to release match highlights from Saturday games any time after the end of the National League Highlights Show on BT Sport, which typically concludes at 10:30pm.

On Saturday’s where there is no highlights show, we can release match highlights any time from 5:15pm BST (6:15pm CET) in line with UEFA’s Article 48.

For midweek matches, there is no longer any embargo and we can release match highlights any time after the completion of the game.

We are grateful to the National League and BT Sport for coming together to agree upon this amendment.


The National League has been in discussions with BT Sport on the timing restriction on
Clubs placing their highlights online and the difficulties this can cause some Clubs.

Yesterday BT Sport confirmed they are in agreement for the restriction to be amended so
that Clubs can upload their highlights immediately following the BT Sport National League
highlights show, rather than the current restriction.

Whilst the timing of the BT Sport highlights show may vary – they are typically scheduled at
10pm, finishing at 10.30pm, with this being the case for the forthcoming weeks.

Should there be any amends to the timings we will ensure they are sent to the Clubs.

Should there not be a weekend highlights show, highlights cannot be uploaded until after
the blackout in accordance with Article 48.

In relation to midweek highlights, these can be shown immediately following the completion
of the game.

This amendment is effective immediately and the League are grateful to BT Sport for this