Sky Sports wins EFL bid

Sky Sports has been named the preferred bidder for the English Football League (EFL).

It sees the sports streaming platform DAZN miss out from airing all 1,656 EFL matches. DAZN reportedly made an offer to EFL of £200 million a year for the global rights to EFL’s 2024-25 season, with aims to lift the 60-year Saturday afternoon blackout tradition.

Sky Sports also faced other competition from Viaplay and BT/TNT Sports.

In a statement a spokesperson for the EFL said: “The EFL has now completed a full and comprehensive review of the multiple ITT submissions received as part of its broadcast rights sales process from 2024 onwards.

“The League will now enter into an exclusive month-long negotiating period with the preferred bidder, Sky Sports.”

The organisation said it will not provide any further comment on the matter at this current time.

Sky Sports will broadcast 138 live matches from each season under the £119 million deal it made with the EFL.

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