Highlights of National League matches can be published on the same day as matches, the league has confirmed.

The changes mean that club’s can publish match highlights after the league’s broadcast partner, BT Sport, has shown its highlights programme.

A statement from the National League on Thursday said timings “may vary” but the shows are “typically scheduled at 10pm, finishing at 10.30pm” on a Saturday, but anyone who has waited up for them knows they can be much later.

The statement said: “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 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.

If you remember from the recent live streaming debate, Article 48 of the UEFA Statutes says that games cannot be broadcast between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday.


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