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EFL clubs vote for record TV deal with Sky Sports

EFL clubs have voted through a record new five-year live TV coverage deal with Sky Sports worth £935m.

The deal, which will start from the 2024/25 season, will see 1,000 matches either broadcast on television or streamed each season.

Clubs were told details of the Sky offer on Friday morning and unanimously approved the agreement.

The league entered into an exclusive month-long negotiating period with the broadcaster in April after naming it their preferred bidder.

The deal represents a 50% increase in value on the £595m year deal the EFL has had with Sky since 2018, and which some Championship clubs believed undervalued their product. It currently televises 138 EFL league games each season.

The broadcaster has held the league's live rights since 2002.

The EFL had said it was willing to consider scrapping the Saturday blackout but it will be kept in place under the new deal.

However, more matches will be available to stream, with six games across the Championship, League One and League Two set to begin at 12:30 each Saturday.

In total, 1,059 EFL matches are set to be broadcast every season - four times more than now.

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