Chelsea TV will now be available to all Chelsea fans for free via Chelsea’s official website and the 5th Stand, Chelsea’s official app.
“Chelsea TV will be going fully digital, on-demand and subscription-free to all fans on Monday 1 July,” a statement released by Chelsea said.
“That means the channel will cease broadcasting via Sky and paid-for online subscriptions on that date, but the great news is the club’s video content will be made available with no subscription needed via this website and on The 5th Stand, our official app.
“Chelsea TV shows will be accessible on-demand whenever you want to watch. Live matchday programming, press conferences and select live games will continue to be available to stream online.
“With The 5th Stand now at 1.8 million app downloads, never before has Chelsea video been so readily available to fans in such an easy-to-view form.
“In recognition of the changing ways in which supporters consume content, we want to ensure our loyal and dedicated fans can watch the best Chelsea video content in the most accessible manner. We will have a mix of daily news and features, live matchday shows, game highlights, full match replays, classic encounters and select live games, including Women’s and Academy matches, on our digital platforms, enabling us to deliver the best experience to all our supporters.
“Current Chelsea TV subscriptions will continue as normal until Sunday 30 June, when they will be cancelled and the cost removed automatically from the subscriber’s bill.
“Those affected by this change are Chelsea TV Sky subscribers in the United Kingdom and in Ireland, anyone subscribing directly via chelseafc.com and subscribers who view the full channel via an international broadcaster. The three-hour international programme block hosted by some international broadcasters will be unaffected.”