ITV has entered into a two-season partnership with the EFL, allowing the broadcaster 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.
Analysis, punditry and highlights will be screened in the primetime slot on Saturdays at 9pm on ITV4, with a repeat being shown on the main ITV channel later that evening and on Sunday mornings.
Each highlights programme will be available in full on ITV Hub for 30 days after 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.”
ITV director of sport Niall Sloane added: “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.”