Tuesday, 12 September 2017

A new deal for Sky Sports coverage up to 2024

Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League. All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live.
The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement. Sky will also continue to broadcast the Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and play-offs until May 2024. Matches played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST will continue to be blocked from live streaming. From next season, Sky will be able to offer an interactive service for all midweek Championship fixtures. The agreement includes: • More matches, up to 183 exclusive live games per season • Further 80 midweek Sky Bet Championship games across interactive and digital platforms • 15 live matches from the Carabao Cup, including both semi-finals and the Wembley final • Rights to offer live coverage across a range of Sky platforms, including online and on mobile Barney Francis, Sky Sports managing director, said: "This is great news for EFL fans and our viewers, with more live games than ever before and more opportunities for fans to watch their teams live.

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