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EFL considers ending 3pm TV blackout

The English Football League (EFL) is considering lifting the 3pm football blackout rule in the next sale of its broadcast rights. The EFL confirmed it has issued a request for proposal (RFP), inviting interested broadcasters and media companies to suggest new ways the league can be presented on TV and streaming platforms from the 2024-25 […]

October 12, 2022

Viaplay scores Carabao Cup, Championship rights

Viaplay will be the exclusive streaming home of EFL Sky Bet Championship and Carabao Cup football in every Nordic and Baltic country, Poland and the Netherlands from the 2022/2023 season, as the result of a new long-term rights agreement. Every season, more than 180 live matches from England’s second tier will be shown on Viaplay, […]

May 23, 2022

South Africa: SABC scores ESPN content

South Africa’s SABC public broadcaster has struck a deal with Disney which allows it to tap into ESPN’s international live sporting portfolio as well as a library of key sporting content from ESPN’s archive. The SABC Sports channel will also include European football games. The output will also be available on eMedia Holdings’ free-to-view Openview […]

August 23, 2021By Chris Forrester

Forecast: Premier League to see rapid revenue recovery

Premier League clubs’ combined revenues passed £5 billion for the first time in the 2018/19 season, a year-on-year increase of 7 per cent, according to the 29th Annual Review of Football Finance from the Sports Business Group at Deloitte. In revenue terms, the Premier League was 73 per cent larger than its nearest competitor, Spain’s […]

June 11, 2020

Championship: All games online for season-ticket holders

Season-ticket holders at Championship football clubs will be able to watch their team’s remaining regular-season games online via the iFollow service, the EFL has announced. Access will be determined by the club with which the supporter holds the season ticket. It “may be in lieu of a refund or part of a wider package as […]

June 8, 2020

EFL Championship aims to restart June 20

The Championship, the second-highest overall league in the English Football League (EFL) system, is set to resume its season on June 20th. All games have been suspended since March 8th because of the coronavirus pandemic. The EFL said the date was “provisional” and “subject to the strict proviso that all safety requirements and government guidance […]

June 1, 2020