The EFL has today announced, in conjunction with its broadcast partner Sky Sports, the matches selected for live broadcast up until Wednesday 24 October.
In total 17 games from the Sky Bet Championship and Sky Bet League One will take place in front of the cameras with Aston Villa, Leeds United and Derby County all featuring alongside newcomers to the EFL in 2018/19 Swansea City, West Bromwich Albion and Stoke City.
Highlights throughout September include the Midlands Derby between Birmingham City and the Baggies on Friday 14 September before Graham Potter takes his Swans side to the Potteries four days later on Tuesday 18 September.
Later in the month Marcelo Alberto Bielsa will take his new Leeds side for the short trip to South Yorkshire to meet up with rivals Sheffield Wednesday whilst on the last weekend of the month Coventry City will welcome Sunderland to the Ricoh Arena.
The following month, Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers take centre stage on Saturday 6 October with Norwich City v Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion v Derby County also being exclusively screened live on Sky Sports.
The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:
Friday 31 August Leeds United v Middlesbrough 19.45pm
Saturday 1 September Millwall v Swansea City 17.30pm
Sunday 9 September Oxford United v Coventry City 12.00pm
Friday 14 September Birmingham City v West Bromwich Albion 19.45pm
Saturday 15 September Blackburn Rovers v Aston Villa 17.30pm
Tuesday 18 September Stoke City v Swansea City 20.00pm
Wednesday 19 September Queens Park Rangers v Millwall 19.45pm
Friday 21 September Wigan Athletic v Bristol City 19.45pm
Saturday 22 September Queens Park Rangers v Norwich City 17.30pm
Friday 28 September Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds United 19.45pm
Saturday 29 September Coventry City v Sunderland 12.30pm
Saturday 29 September Rotherham United v Stoke City 17.30pm
Tuesday 2 October Ipswich Town v Middlesbrough 19.45pm
Wednesday 3 October Sheffield Wednesday v West Bromwich Albion 19.45pm
Saturday 6 October Bolton Wanderers v Blackburn Rovers 17.30pm
Note – Further selections are expected for 6 October
Tuesday 23 October Norwich City v Aston Villa 19.45pm
Wednesday 24 October West Bromwich Albion v Derby County 20.00pm
Throughout the course of the 2018/19 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live matches from the Sky Bet EFL season - including the Play-Offs - as well as 15 games from the Carabao Cup and at least three fixtures from the Checkatrade Trophy.
TV SELECTION DATES 2018/19 (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)
- Selections for 3 October to 10 November by 24 August.
- Selections for 17 November to 8 December by 12 October.
- Selections for 15 December to 12 January (2019) 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 1st February.
- Selections for 6 April and 10 April by 1st 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.