The Premier League match between Manchester City and Leeds United will still be televised despite being moved to a 3pm kick-off on a Saturday. Originally scheduled for Sunday May 7, the fixture was brought forward to Saturday due to City’s first-leg Champions League semi-final against Real Madrid on Tuesday May 9. The clash was set to be shown on Sky Sports, which remains the case despite it being within the Saturday afternoon blackout period. The Premier League stated that the match will continue to be live on Sky Sports in the UK, provided that they further consult with relevant stakeholders. Saturday afternoons in England have a broadcast blackout from 2.45pm to 5.15pm to protect match attendance and participation at the grassroots level. A lunchtime broadcast slot has been avoided out of respect for the King’s Coronation, while an evening kick-off is not possible due to a lack of police resourcing.
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