BT Sport are set to show up to 30 Football Conference matches next season after agreeing a two-year deal with the league.

The new channels will show live coverage from the fifth tier of English football, with live broadcasts from 25 league matches and coverage of both play-off semis as well as the Promotion final which will be held at Wembley.

BT Sport are providing the Conference with the widest audience it will ever have received, which enables marketing and sponsorship opportunities that will benefit the division immensely.

Potential audiences are set to rise from around 6,500 to almost 6.5 million.

“We welcome the opportunity to be joining the revolutionary BT Sport, which we are sure will be a 'game changer' for all involved," said Brian Lee, Chairman of the Football Conference, in a press release sent to GiveMeSport.

"We hope sponsors of clubs and competition alike recognise the huge step that we are now undertaking. We sincerely hope this is the start of a long and fruitful partnership for both parties."

The 2013-14 season is expected to be a great battle as teams attempt to gain promotion into the coveted Football League.

Edgar Davids' Barnet are new to the Conference next season and will be looking to bounce straight back up, while last season's FA Cup giant killers Luton Town will also be out to end their rotten Non-League spell.

Head of BT Sport, Simon Green, also added in the press release: “We are delighted that we’ve been able to invest in the Non-League game and play our part in helping community clubs to flourish.

“We are not just interested in the glamour of the Premier League; we’d like to bring the excitement and grit of the Conference Premier to a new audience, as well as its existing strong fan base. 

"There are some terrific clubs in the Conference Premier and some fantastic stories and characters, which we aim to develop in our coverage.”

 

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