Sky Sports agrees Football League deal

Sky Sports in the UK has agreed a new five-year broadcast partnership with The Football League.

The deal extends the pair’s existing deal by a further three years, until 2018, and will also see Sky broadcast 37 more live games per season than it did previously.

From the 2015/2016 season, Sky said it will air a total of 148 live games from the Football League, Capital One Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy – giving coverage of 72 clubs from the three non-top flight English football leagues.

The agreement includes television, broadband internet, video-on-demand and mobile services and will also see Sky Bet become the title sponsor of The Football League

“We place huge value on the commitment Sky has made to our competitions and our clubs over many seasons and we are delighted that they wish to extend our relationship in this way.  Supporters will also welcome this news given the outstanding breadth of coverage delivered by Sky Sports,” said Football League Chairman, Greg Clarke.