More matches live on TV
From next season, the live broadcasting of matches from the Championship in England will persist with a deal in place for the next three years that is worth £264 million, mostly from Sky TV.
Sky will also have exclusive rights to the Football League (the two other divisions), having just signed a long-term deal worth £195 million.
That, however, represents a 26 per cent reduction in revenue from the previous joint deal between Sky and BBC.
The new agreement will include the live transmission of 75 live league games, all play-off matches, 15 League Cup ties (that include the semi-finals and final) and selected Johnstone’s Paint Trophy matches.
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