ITV has agreed a two-season deal with the EFL, giving the broadcaster the rights to 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.
A round-up of all the day’s action from across the EFL will be screened in the primetime slot on Saturday at 9pm on ITV4, with a repeat being shown on the ITV main channel later in the evening.
A repeat of the highlights will also air on ITV on Sunday mornings.
Highlights of midweek fixtures, where a full round has taken place, will also be broadcast on ITV and ITV Hub, covering Sky Bet EFL matches.
ITV will also present extensive coverage of Sky Bet Play-Off semi-finals and finals as well as a highlights programme for each of the Rounds of the Carabao Cup and the two-legged semi-finals and final.
A one-hour programme of highlights from the Papa John’s Trophy Final will be shown on ITV4 on the day of the final.
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.
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.”
The Saturday highlights repeat programme on the ITV main channel will be scheduled after BBC1’s Match of the Day.