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Cardiff fixture a TV possibility

Game could switch to Friday evening, full confirmation next week

23 January 2020

Brentford’s Sky Bet Championship match against Cardiff City at the end of next month may be moved for television coverage. The Bees are scheduled to play in South Wales on Saturday 29 February in a game that will kick-off at 3pm. But we have been informed that it could be moved to Friday 28 February for coverage by Sky Sports. A final decision will be made after the Aston Villa v Leicester City Carabao Cup tie next week.

The EFL have, today, announced the latest games chosen for live broadcast. Sky have now announced their initial live TV selections up to the weekend of 29 February, subject to the Cardiff City v Brentford fixture. A full list of live games can be seen here and the latest selections are below.

TV SELECTIONS

In line with the new Domestic Broadcast Agreement with Sky Sports coming into force from the beginning of the 2019/20 season, further amendments have been made to the TV Selections Policy. The minimum five week commitment remains in place for the majority of the season but the rolling basis period commences for matches taking place from 7 March onwards is to be shortened to four weeks’ public notice. The date of rolling selections commences on 7 February for matches from 7 March onwards. The notice period remains at three weeks for the penultimate weekend of the season as per the amendment in March 2018.

SKY SPORTS LIVE TV ANNOUNCEMENT DATES 2019/20

(Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)

  • Selections for 7 March by 7 February.
  • Selections for 14 March and 18 March by 14 February.
  • Selections for 21 March by 21 February.
  • Selections for 28 March by 28 February.
  • Selections for 4 April by 6 March.
  • Selections for 10 April to 13 April by 13 March.
  • Selections for 18 April by 20 March.
  • Selections for 25 April by 3 April.
  • Selections for 2 and 3 May by 27 April.

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