Sky Sports extends EFL rights to 2024

Sky Sports has agreed the renewal of its contract with the EFL to broadcast 138 live league games per season until 2024.

Under the terms of the new agreement, Sky Sports will also continue to deliver coverage of each leg and final of the play-offs from the Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two.

It will also continue Sky's commitment to domestic cup competitions, with 15 matches broadcast per season from the Carabao Cup and the semi-finals and final of the Checkatrade Trophy.

At least 20 EFL games broadcast per season will be chosen from Sky Bet League One and League Two matches, with 16 more from Championship games on Tuesday and Wednesday nights.

Former England and Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard spoke to Sky Sports before taking his first management role with Derby County in the Sky Bet Championship this season.

An additional eight rounds of Sky Bet Championship fixtures on Tuesday or Wednesday evenings will be broadcast simultaneously with other Championship games on a different channel to those chosen for main broadcast.

Sky Sports will also continue to broadcast midweek Sky Bet Championship games via the red button and other interactive services, a new move which began at the start of this season.

Barney Francis, Sky Sports' managing director, said: "We're delighted to finalise our agreement with the EFL and give certainty to its clubs, their fans and our customers for five more years.

"By confirming this deal with the EFL Sky Sports gets even stronger, alongside 128 Premier League games, the home of F1 and English cricket - the rights that matter most to our customers are secure into the next decade."

As part of the agreement, each Sky Bet Championship side will have at least two home games chosen for live broadcast per season, while no League One or League Two team shall feature more than four times, excluding final-day games.

EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey added: "The Board looks forward to continuing the excellent relationship and partnership it has with Sky Sports.

"It is a partnership that, as well as having the necessary financial benefits, provides the EFL with the platform to maximise reach and exposure for its competitions."

Source: Football Webpages

EFL games to be broadcast or streamed to 166 countries this season

EFL games will be broadcast or streamed to 166 countries this season as part of a new international television rights deal.

Live EFL and Carabao Cup fixtures will reach over 600million households under the arrangements of a five-year TV package worth a guaranteed $160m in revenue.

"This is great news for both clubs and their supporters, wherever they may be in the world," said EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

"We are delighted to see the increased appetite from existing and new partners for our competitions and that can only serve us well for the future.

"The proliferation of the global game means having a regular and prominent presence internationally has never been as important and is very significant to our clubs who are looking to further establish themselves in key overseas markets."

The new season kicks off on Friday when Nottingham Forest host Millwall and Sunderland entertain Derby in the Championship.

Source: PA

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