Recently EFL has made their official £595 Million TV Coverage contract with Sky Sports and after that Sky Sports has become the official broadcasting channel of Championship to League 1 and League 2 for the upcoming five years. After purchasing worldwide Broadcasting Rights Contract, Sky Sports will now telecast 138 games from each season of this tournament. As per reports, many clubs of EFL were against this TV Deal but at the end no other TV Channel showed off their interest in this event and EFL without any option agreed to accept 5 years contract with Sky Sports. Under this Deal, Sky Sports will pay around 119 year annually whereas this contract will start from 2019 and ended on 2024.
|TV Deal Period ?||2019-2024|
|How Much Its Worth?||£595 Million over 5 years (thats £119 Million a year)|
|What SkySports get with the deal ?||SkySports can show 138 EFL matches including all playoffs from Championship, League one and League two. Caraboa Cup 15 matches plus Semifinal & Finals of Checkatrade Trophy. Minimum 20 league games from League one and League two every year.|
|What Club Get ?||The new deal see 30% increase on the previous TV deal which means clubs in England lower tier get bigger numbers in TV money. Championship clubs can show their games live through their own channels.|
|Extension ?||SkySports do have an option to extend the live league games to 158 per season in last two years of the deal|
As per Details, Sky Sports will provide Live Telecast of different matches of Championship, League One, League Two Division, The Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy competitions along with promotion play-offs until May 2024. Sky Sports will broadcasting 16 Championship Matches on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings whereas eight addition 2nd tier games on those same evenings. Sky Sports also have right to increase the number of telecasting matches from 138 to 158 but for this they have to notify EFL before July 2021.
Currently EFL is earning around £90 million annually revenue from TV Coverage whereas it is expected that their revenue will increase to £119 million in the upcoming season. But Clubs included in 2nd tier are get very low TV Coverage fee as they are receiving around £2 million along with £10.8 million share depend on the number of matches telecast on TV.