There has been a change to EFL broadcast rights that will come in to effect at the start of the 2022/23 season. ITV will show highlights of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and the Papa John’s Trophy from the 2022/23 season after the broadcaster entered into a two-season partnership with the EFL. That means that televised highlights of Brentford's games in the Carabao Cup next season will be on ITV.
The new contract includes a highlights programme for each of the Rounds of the Carabao Cup and the two-legged semi-finals and final. Each show will feature every goal from every EFL fixture plus detailed analysis from a panel of expert pundits. Each highlights programme will be available in full, on a catch-up basis on ITV Hub during the period of 30 days following its first transmission.
EFL Chief Executive Trevor Birch said: “With 1891 matches played across the season, it’s crucial for the EFL that the very best of our match action is widely accessible and we are delighted that ITV will show highlights of our games for the next two years. As an experienced major broadcaster with a comprehensive sports portfolio, ITV’s commitment to high quality coverage will showcase the breadth and depth of our competitions to football supporters all over the country.”
Niall Sloane, ITV Director of Sport, said: "This deal brings viewers free to air coverage of one of the most unpredictable divisions we have in the Sky Bet Championship, the best of the action from Sky Bet League One and League Two alongside the exciting midweek competitions in the Carabao Cup and the Papa John’s Trophy. By offering highlights across our platforms, via our channels and on demand on ITV Hub, we hope football fans will enjoy our EFL shows from next season."
Full details of the announcement can be seen on the EFL website here. Highlights of every Brentford match will also be available on our YouTube channel and social media platforms. Highlights from 2021/22 can be seen here.
Brentford have had two of their best ever seasons in the EFL (Carabao) Cup in the past two years. The Bees reached the Semi-Final in 2020/21, losing to Tottenham Hotspur. Last season Brentford reached the last eight, losing to Chelsea. Prior to that, we had never gone beyond the Fourth Round.