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ICYMI: Latest batch of TV games confirmed

Festive fixtures set as Sky choose Christmas TV games

18 November 2018

At the end of last week,the latest EFL selections for live coverage on Sky Sports were announced. No Brentford games were selected which means Bees fans can plan their fextive football fix.

The full list of games selected for live coverage are as follows:

Friday 14 December Sheffield United v West Bromwich Albion 7.45pm

Saturday 15 December Bristol City v Norwich City 5.30pm

Monday 17 December Derby County v Nottingham Forest 7.45pm

Saturday 22 December Hull City v Swansea City 5.30pm

Sunday 23 December Aston Villa v Leeds United 1.30pm

Wednesday 26 December Sheffield United v Derby County 3pm

Tuesday 1 January Nottingham Forest v Leeds United 3pm

Friday 11 January Leeds United v Derby County 7.45pm

Saturday 12 January Millwall v Blackburn Rovers 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.

 


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