Bolton to Benefit from New Football League TV Deal

  • December 16, 2014 | By Chris Mann
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The Football League are expected to announce a television deal this week, which will see Channel 5 revealed as its new highlights broadcaster.

Currently, supporters of Championship, League One and League Two clubs can watch their favourite teams on the BBC's highlights programme - The Football League Show - which airs after Match of the Day on a Saturday evening and into the early hours of Sunday morning.

Now in its sixth season, The Football League show looks set to be dropped from the start of the 2015/16 campaign after the BBC were beaten in the bidding process by Channel 5 - who have reportedly committed to airing the day's best bits at 9pm, 90 minutes before Premier League highlights are shown on free-to-air terrestrial television.

The new deal, which would also allow Channel 5 to screen highlights of the League Cup and Football League Trophy, may also provide the station with the opportunity to show a fixed number of live matches each season.

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