TV highlights from the Championship, Leagues One and Two and other EFL competitions are to moving from Quest to ITV from the new season.
ITV have agreed a two-season deal for the highlights rights and are promising to show them at 9pm on ITV 4 every Saturday (the same slot used by Quest) with repeats on the main ITV channel later that night and on Sunday mornings.
The rights also cover the Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy.
ITV haven’t confirmed who will be presenting their coverage or who will be in their line-up of pundits, but the Mirror’s John Cross has reported that TV and radio host Hugh Woozencroft is being lined up to anchor the shows – see HERE.
While Quest’s coverage has been praised, ITV’s bigger reach is likely to give the EFL competitions a much larger audience.
ITV’S DEAL FOR EFL HIGHLIGHTS IN FULL
– Championship, League One and League Two highlights programme at 9pm on Saturday nights on ITV 4 with a repeat on the main ITV channel later in the evening and again on Sunday mornings.
– Midweek highlights when full fixture round takes place on ITV.
– Extensive coverage of the play-off semi-finals and finals.
– Highlights shows from each round of the Carabao Cup and the semi-finals and final.
– A one-hour highlights show on ITV 4 from the Papa John’s Trophy Final.
– all shows will also be available on the ITV Hub to stream for 30 days following first transmission.FOLLOW FOOTIE ON TV ON FACEBOOK HERE