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EFL seeks broadcast rights bids

The EFL, which runs the three football leagues below the Premier League, has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) for interested parties in respect of its broadcast rights from season 2024/25 onwards, with speculation suggesting that they are set to double in value to over £200 million (€227m) a season. Streaming companies such as Viaplay […]

February 28, 2023By Colin Mann

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

European football market contracts

The European football market as a whole contracted 13 per cent to €25.2 billion, in 2019/20 (€28.9 billion in 2018/19) as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the first reduction in revenues since the global financial crisis in 2008/09, according to the 30th Annual Review of Football Finance from consultancy firm Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. […]

July 30, 2021

GlobalData analyst: “Football rescue package insufficient”

Following the news that the Premier League is providing a £250m (€277m) support package to the English Football League (EFL); Conrad Wiacek, Head of Sports Analysis for GlobalData, a data and analytics company, offers his views: “While the £250 million support package is welcome, more financial support would be highly beneficial. With Premier League teams […]

December 4, 2020

EFL anti-piracy campaign

The EFL, which administers the second, third and fourth tiers of professional football in England, alongside all 72 of its member Clubs, has launched a campaign aimed at discouraging the illegal streaming of fixtures, warning that doing so will take vital revenue away from Clubs. The outbreak of Covid-19 and subsequent behind-closed-doors matches mean that […]

November 23, 2020By Colin Mann

Streaming fails to offset EFL match day losses

Some 150,000 football fans in the UK streamed English Football League matches (games from the Championship, League 1 and League 2) during the first two weeks of the 2020/21 season, according to a report by the Daily Mail. With sporting events being playing out behind closed doors for the foreseeable future, a deal struck with […]

September 29, 2020

FA Cup, EFL return to ESPN+

The return of live professional football to ESPN and ESPN+ continues with exclusive US coverage of the EFL Championship starting on June 20th and the FA Cup quarter-finals, semifinals and final beginning June 27th. The final three rounds of the FA Cup feature multiple salivating matches with several top Premier League sides remaining in the […]

June 19, 2020