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Sky Sports kicks off Championship with 3 live games

Sky Sports will kick off what it is billing as its biggest ever season of Sky Bet Football League with three live matches across the opening weekend, beginning with Brighton’s home match against Nottingham Forest on August 7th.

Sky Sports will show 19 of the Sky Bet Championship clubs by the start of October, and as part of the initial selection of 16 matches to be shown live, there are also matches from League One and League Two.

Thanks to the start of the new broadcasting partnership between Sky and the Football League, viewers can enjoy more matches than ever before; 127 live fixtures including the play-off matches and three finals from Wembley, kicking off with matches from Brighton, Leeds and Preston as the football season returns.

Sky Sports Head of Football Gary Hughes said: “Last season’s Championship was one of the most exciting in recent memory and what you can guarantee with the Football League is competitive games from the opening weekend to the final day of the play-offs. With more games than ever on Sky Sports we’ll be able to show more of that story, and cover more clubs up and down the country that the fans are so passionate about.”

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