Brentford's match against Leeds United will be broadcast live by Sky Sports. The Bees will head Elland Road on Saturday 6 October for a Sky Bet Championship fixture. The game will now kick off at 12.30pm and be broadcast live.
The match is one of 11 chosen by Sky for live coverage between 6 October and 10 November. The broadcaster has also confirmed another game will be shown that period, on Saturday 27 October, but that has not been selected. The full list of games chosen is as follows:
Saturday 6 October Leeds United v Brentford,12.30pm
Saturday 13 October Barnsley v Luton Town, 12noon (subject to International calls)
Friday 19 October Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough, 7.45pm
Saturday 20 October Derby County v Sheffield United, 5.30pm
Friday 26 October Queens Park Rangers v Aston Villa, 7.45pm
Saturday 27 October TBA
Saturday 27 October Leeds United v Nottingham Forest, 5.30pm
Friday 2 November Aston Villa v Bolton Wanderers, 7.45pm
Saturday 3 November Stoke City v Middlesbrough, 5.30pm
Sunday 4 November Wigan Athletic v Leeds United, 1.30pm
Friday 9 November Sheffield United v Sheffield Wednesday, 7.45pm
Saturday 10 November West Bromwich Albion v Leeds United, 5.30pm
As with 2017/18, the EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have again committed to give clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL League matches being selected for live television coverage. In a small change to the policy from 2017/18, the EFL has outlined the dates when any changes will be announced to the public via the EFL’s digital and social channels, rather than the dates when clubs will be initially notified. The dates will again ensure any fixture changes are announced with a minimum of five weeks’ notice of the fixture taking place in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.
In addition, an amendment to this policy was made in March 2018, whereby a minimum of three weeks’ notice was put in place for the penultimate weekend of the season in order to ensure the most appropriate matches are picked for broadcast.
SKY SPORTS ANNOUNCEMENT DATES 2018/19
(Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)
- Selections for 17 November to 8 December by 12 October.
- Selections for 15 December to 12 January by 9 November.
- Selections for 19 January to 2 February by 14 December.
- Selections for 9 February to 2 March by 4 January.
- Selections for 9 March to 30 March by 1 February.
- Selections for 6 April and 10 April by 1 March.
- Selections for 13 April by 8 March.
- Selections for 19 April to 22 April by 15 March.
- Selections for 27 April by 5 April.