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Sky wins English Football League rights until 2024

12th September 2017

Sky Sports has strengthened its position as the home of football with a new deal to show live coverage of the EFL until 2024, offering Sky Sports venues more matches than ever before.

The new agreement means that from the start of the 2019/20 season, Sky Sports Football will bring venues up to 183 matches exclusively live each year in the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy – a 26% increase in the number of games on their current deal.

David Rey, managing director of Sky Business, said: “The extension of our EFL deal until 2024 is fantastic news for both clubs and their members and further cements Sky’s position as the home of football.

"From 2019 we will be giving venues the chance to show more EFL games than ever before which means more opportunities to attract in football fans and make money.

“The EFL appeals to football fans in every region up and down the country and is really important for helping venues to drive trade right across the week so we’re delighted to continue to offer the pick of the action.”

This deal follows similar enhanced deals with Sky Sports becoming the exclusive home of F1 from 2019 for five years, and the only place to see England home cricket and the new domestic T20 competition live through to 2024.

Sky Sports’ EFL coverage is part of a massive line-up of sport this season which includes 126 exclusively live Premier League games , 30 matches from the SPFL Premiership including every Old Firm derby, 360 top-flight rugby union matches, up to 100 exclusively live rugby league games, every practice, qualifying and race live from all 20 F1 Grands Prix, 20 live GAA games and more hours of cricket than ever before, with every England home Test. Plus much more including golf’s Majors, darts, NFL and tennis.

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