Two years later, 1964 saw the first broadcast of Match of the Day, a weekly programme showing football highlights from across the league.
A vocal critic of televised football, citing that it would “damage and undermine attendances” Lord not only banned the BBC cameras from Turf Moor for five years, he successfully convinced fellow league chairmen that televised matches on a Saturday afternoon would negatively impact the attendance and income of those clubs not televised.
As a result of Lord’s actions, the broadcasting “blackout” was introduced. An agreement made by the governing bodies and leagues in English Football that no matches would be permitted to be televised live between 2:45pm and 5:15pm on a Saturday within the United Kingdom.
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