Sky Sign 4 Year Deal With The Football League!

Last updated : 05 July 2002 By Steve Hermon
Millions of Football Fans will be delighted today after it was announced Sky have sealed a four-year-deal with the Football League worth £95 million to screen live games starting this coming season.

They will screen 60 live games in total, fifty from Division One and the other ten spread across Divisions Two and Three.

Those games will be screened on Friday nights, Saturday evenings and Sunday Afternoons, which is seen as much better than ITV Digital's Thursday Night Kick-Offs last season.

Sky will also be screening all nine play-off games. Along with this they will screen the LDV Trophy Final and two games in each round of the Worthington Cup, as well as both semi-finals and the final.

The deal, which will run till the 2005/06 season, has saved many clubs from financial ruin and it is an added bonus that Sky's coverage is second-to-none compared to ITV Digital's coverage last season.

Obviously we are better off than clubs like Bury, Notts County and Bradford, who are all in administration, but it is still a great deal none the less and it means a lot of people won't have to travel to a pub in the middle of nowhere to to see a game on TV.