Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City: date, kick off and how to watch on TV as the Blues visit Lancashire

Birmingham City head to Blackburn Rovers looking to build on their recent good form

Birmingham City make the trip to Lancashire this weekend to take on league leaders Blackburn Rovers. The Blues are in good form as back to back wins against Bristol City and most recently Hull City were followed up with a hard fought 1-1 draw against Burnley.

Visitors Blackburn moved to the top of the league in mid-week following a 2-0 win against Sunderland. They are yet to draw this season and are top despite losing seven league matches.

Birmingham head to Blackburn for a 3pm kick off on Saturday October 22 so it won’t be shown live on UK television. This is to comply with the ‘blackout’ regulation on televised coverage between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday.

Under the rules, broadcasting rights are restricted for clubs in the UK, Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. Not all is lost, though, as highlights will be available for Sky Sports subscribers on the Sky Sports app around 15-30 minutes after the final whistle.

Highlights of Blackburn Rovers v Birmingham City will be available to watch during and following the match on Saturday for Sky Sports customers via the Sky Sports App.

How can I sign up to Sky Sports?

For brand new customers you can get Sky TV and Sky Sports for £44 a month for 18 months instead of £51/month. The price includes a Netflix subscription and there’s a £20 set up fee. If you’re a current Sky customer the cheapest option will cost you £15 extra a month in the 2 for 1 Football Channel Offer and is perfect for fans who only want football.

If you want to go all out and have access to all eight Sky Sports channels including Premier League, F1 and more then that will be an extra £25 a month on top of your current contract. You can also sign up to a 24 hour Now TV pass which will entitle you to If you’re already in contract with another provider then you can also sign up to access Sky Sports through a Now TV membership.

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