BBC Radio Sheffield to no longer provide live commentary of Sheffield Wednesday matches

BBC Radio Sheffield will no longer carry live commentary of Sheffield Wednesday matches after the club refused to accept a reduction in fees for coverage rights.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 3rd August 2018, 9:29 am
Updated Friday, 3rd August 2018, 9:33 am
Sheffield Wednesday's stadium (PA)
Sheffield Wednesday's stadium (PA)

The BBC asked all Premier League and Football League clubs for a 10 per cent reduction in fees for commentary rights for the 2018/19 season and Sheffield Wednesday was the only one to refuse.

Sheffield United, Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster matches will all continue to be covered live by BBC Radio Sheffield.

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Sheffield Wednesday's stadium (PA)

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"We have a long history with the club and have enjoyed bringing fans live commentary of The Owls’ home and away fixtures.

"We’re sad we will no longer be able to provide this service.

"We want to work with the club in the future and will continue to provide the latest news about Sheffield Wednesday to our listeners.

"We will also continue to have commentaries from Sheffield United, Rotherham United, Doncaster Rovers and Barnsley."

BBC Radio Sheffield has provided live commentary on Owls games every season since 2000.

It will continue to provide score flashes from games along with pre and post-match summaries.