- EFL highlights previously broadcast on Quest
- ITV deal starts from 2022/23 season and includes Carabao Cup highlights
UK commercial broadcaster ITV will show highlights of the English Football League (EFL), Carabao Cup and the Papa John’s Trophy from the start of the 2022/23 season under a new two-year broadcast deal.
A review of the action from English soccer’s second-tier Championship, third-tier League One and fourth-tier League Two will be shown on the free-to-air (FTA) ITV4 network during Saturday primetime, with a repeat slot on ITV later in the evening.
Highlights will be broadcast again during Sunday morning on ITV while there will also be a roundup from full midweek fixtures on the main channel as well as the ITV Hub streaming service, including detailed analysis.
ITV will also cover the playoff semi-finals and finals, with a highlights programme for each round of the Carabao Cup and both legs of the semi finals as well as the final at Wembley.
There will be an hour-long highlights show of the Papa John’s Trophy final on ITV4.
EFL chief executive Trevor Birch said: “With 1,891 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.”