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Sky Sports EFL to show over 1,000 live games in 2024/25

Sky Sports EFL is to become the home of Championship, League One and League Two games in the 2024/25 campaign.

Over 1,000 live games will be shown across the three leagues, signalling the end of club-specific streaming service iFollow. The move will see EFL clubs receive enhanced exposure over the five-year deal which is worth £935 million.

That figure represents a 50% increase in revenue from the current deal with Sky.

Ten games across each round of fixtures will be broadcast live, five from the Championship, and the remaining five split between League One and League Two.

Sky Sports EFL to deliver ‘record rights values' to clubs

“The EFL is an iconic sports property and one of the biggest and best-attended Leagues in European football,” EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch told reporters. “This increased investment and coverage from Sky Sports will showcase much more of our compelling match action to fans, while delivering record rights values as we seek to make our clubs sustainable at all levels.

“For decades, Sky Sports has been a fantastic broadcast partner for both the EFL and English football, helping our sport grow through its sustained support, so we are delighted to announce this innovative agreement that combines the strength of an established brand with a modern streaming service for the benefit of EFL clubs, fans and Sky Sports alike.”

3pm blackout to remain in place

The traditional 3pm Saturday blackout will remain in place, meaning that fans from EFL clubs could see a significant number of kick-off times changed throughout the season.

Fans will also be able to watch every game in the Carabao Cup and Bristol Street Motors trophy live on Sky, in addition to all opening-round and final-day matches.,

All games played on Bank Holidays and matches played in League One and Two during international breaks will also be shown, as they are exempt from the 3pm blackout.

Sky have also committed to improving production infrastructure, with a proposed minimum of four cameras at every game to improve the viewing experience for fans.


Chloe Digby

An experienced freelance football writer, editor and podcaster, Chloe has worked for Forbes, the Guardian, the BBC, Mundial Magazine, FourFourTwo Magazine the iPaper, OneFootball, Tortoise Media and many more. Chloe has been a regular at Stockport County since 1995 and also follows Fiorentina. She is an expert on fan culture, having traveled all over England and Italy watching football.

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