Exiles’ Emirates FA Cup match against Rovers live on S4C


S4C will broadcast live coverage of the Emirates FA Cup third round match between Newport County and Blackburn Rovers on Monday, 18 January, coverage starts 7.00pm, with a 7.15pm kick off.

The channel’s coverage will be broadcast live from Rodney Parade, with BBC Cymru producing.

The match was originally scheduled for last weekend, but was postponed because of a waterlogged pitch.

Whoever wins this match will face Oxford United in the competition's Fourth Round.

The coverage will be available throughout the UK on all the channel’s platforms and online at

S4C’s Sports Editor Sue Butler said, “We are delighted to be broadcasting Newport County v Blackburn Rovers live. There will be a great deal of interest in this match in Wales as they are now the only remaining Welsh club in the tournament. Blackburn Rovers are a big club with a proud pedigree and I’m sure the coverage will be of huge interest for viewers in England, especially in the north west.”

Lewis Richards, Newport County AFC’s Club Secretary said; “Newport County AFC are delighted that S4C has chosen our re-arranged game against Blackburn Rovers for live broadcast, the tie will be a great occasion at Rodney Parade with what should be a bumper crowd.”

S4C is available on Sky 104, Freeview 4, Virgin TV 166 and Freesat 104 in Wales.

In England, Scotland and Northern Ireland, S4C is available on Sky 134, Freesat 120 and Virgin TV 166.

Also, online and on demand on, and viewers across the UK can also watch S4C on,, YouView and BBC iPlayer.


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