Sky Sports has announced more EFL and Carabao Cup TV selections to be shown live in July and August along with the games already picked.
Just as we say goodbye to 2021/22, it’s time to turn our focus onto next season now that fixtures are out and pre-season is around the corner.
Two Carabao Cup Round One ties have been selected for live broadcast, confirmed as the following fixtures:
Tuesday 9th August – Bradford City v Hull City – 7.45pm
Wednesday 10th August – Sheffield Wednesday v Sunderland – 7.45pm
The First Round draw took place live on Sky Sports last week. A full list of Carabao Cup ties can be found HERE.
Friday 29 July – Huddersfield Town v Burnley – 8pm
Saturday 30 July – Middlesbrough v West Bromwich Albion – 5.30pm
Sunday 31 July – Sunderland v Coventry City – 12pm
Monday 1 August – Watford v Sheffield United – 8pm
The latest Premier League selections for the 2022/23 season can be seen HERE.
Fans reacted as the latest EFL and Carabao Cup TV selections for July and August are revealed…
@JamieSAFC_: We are massive
@johnmar27046682: Not the Barry bannan show again??????
@Lt_wafc: Ffs another 90m of commentators saying how they should be champions league finalist because they get a decent following
@AndyJDHM: Shock, another moved for tv. #safc
@MattyHC5: I want to see a sold out allocation at bradford away no excuses. #hcafc
@neilhorsey: Knew it wouldn’t take long for Sky to start meddling with Wednesday’s fixture list. 😐
@Blair1867: Hello darkness my old friend 🎶 #swfc
@TommyCl04399721: can’t go to it now going on holiday on 10th 🔫 #SKYTVISFUCKINGSHIT #swfc
@simoncollins11: Reduce price of tickets to get a good crowd in. 10k + £10 a ticket brings good receipts and revenue for the club. #bcafc
@BenjRothery: Prayers answered 🙏
@bowers_cameren: Massive club #bcafc can’t see us winning tho
@Thecityvent: Have we ever had a first round league cup game on the box? I can’t ever remember one. That Mark Hughes pull 👀👀👀
@Jabotelli_: Sky bantams massive
@ChrisHilton83: The Mark Hughes effect #bcafc
The amount of times EFL teams have been selected by Sky Sports in the 2021/22 season
Nottingham Forest were live on Sky Sports the most times last season, a total of 22 showings while Fulham were televised on Sky 19 times, while Sheffield United, Queens Park Rangers and Huddersfield have been shown 18 times.
Also in double figures when it comes to showings on Sky, are the following West Brom (17), Derby (14), Bournemouth (13), Middlesbrough (13), Blackburn (11) and Luton (11).
SWANSEA – 9
BIRMINGHAM – 8
COVENTRY – 8
BARNSLEY – 7
STOKE – 7
HULL – 7
SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY – 6
PRESTON – 6
READING – 6
SUNDERLAND – 6
MK DONS – 5
ROTHERHAM – 5
BRISTOL CITY – 4
WYCOMBE – 4
BLACKPOOL – 4
MANSFIELD – 4
PORT VALE – 4
PETERBOROUGH – 3
SWINDON – 3
PLYMOUTH – 3
CHARLTON – 2
SALFORD – 2
MILLWALL – 2
BURTON – 2
PORTSMOUTH – 2
FOREST GREEN – 2
SUTTON – 2
WIGAN – 2
NORTHAMPTON – 2
LEYTON ORIENT – 1
CHELTENHAM – 1
BOLTON – 1
DONCASTER – 1
COLCHESTER – 1
HARTLEPOOL – 1
IPSWICH – 1
CAMBRIDGE – 1
GILLINGHAM – 1
NEWPORT – 1
This list doesn’t take into account much of the games that were on the red button we believe, though we have added the cup finals and the playoffs into it.
Meanwhile, the EFL confirms its stance on a potential scrapping of the 3pm television blackout rule.
Clubs in the English Football League are to have their say about potentially scrapping the 3pm television blackout rule this summer.
The rule, which was brought into force back in the 1960s, bans live football from being shown on TV between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday. However with people’s viewing habits changing and the pandemic seeing blackout rules temporarily axed, it raises talk of Saturday 3pm games being made available to broadcast.
However, contrary to various reports, the EFL aren’t said to be actively promoting this outcome but do insist that member clubs who want change can talk about it during this summer’s AGM which takes place in June.
When football returned after the Covid break in June 2020, all EFL games were broadcast over the iFollow streaming service with fans unable to attend matches. This included those taking place at 3pm on Saturdays.