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Good news for fans watching on the telly

Postby 1964white » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:49 am

Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

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.

"These negotiations came at what was an incredibly challenging period in the sale and acquisition of sports rights in the UK," said EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

"Having fully tested the market, we believe that not only has a significant increase in value for our clubs been achieved, but also the very best deal, with the best partner has been delivered."

The existing EFL television deal runs out at the end of the 2018-19 campaign and is worth £88.3m per season - a figure that will rise to £120m under the new terms.

A maximum of 150 EFL games will be shown per season, including 16 midweek Championship matches and a minimum of 20 League One and League Two games.

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Re: Good news for fans watching on the telly

Postby 1964white » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:00 am

Just had a thought....

We might be in the prem by then

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Postby NorfolkWhite » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:33 am

1964white wrote:Just had a thought....

We might be in the prem by then


You can watch Wood, Taylor, Cook etc then :lol:

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Postby leedsmad » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:34 am

NorfolkWhite wrote:You can watch Wood, Taylor, Cook etc then :lol:


That would really top it off come end of Season , that would be bitter sweet :-D

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Postby weasel » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:53 pm

Wonder if Taylor and Cook watch much football these days..
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Postby hector » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:24 pm

weasel wrote:Wonder if Taylor and Cook watch much football these days..



They watch more than they play... :roflmao: :roflmao:
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Postby 1964white » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:37 pm

hector wrote:They watch more than they play... :roflmao: :roflmao:


Your new avatar :lol:

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Postby whiteswan » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:35 pm

1964white wrote:Just had a thought....

We might be in the prem by then

Thats a very good point 64...we just might be :lol:

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Re: Good news for fans watching on the telly

Postby faaip » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:41 pm

Cook is the England U21 or "23 captain though isn't he? Are we going to talk about Danny Rose spending seasons on the bench too, Aaron Lennon is another. How about our bench players or all this talent in our under 23's ? Are they wasting their time here too?
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