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Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

Sky to stream midweek English Football League games after new £600m TV deal

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Sky will be able to stream midweek Championship matches after agreeing a new £600m five-year domestic rights deal with the English Football League.All EFL clubs will be able to stream midweek league games via their websites if Sky are not broadcasting it live.The contract will run from 2019-2024, with the value of the rights increasing by 36% from the present agreement.Sky will also continue to broadcast the Carabao Cup, Checkatrade Trophy and play-offs until May 2024.Matches played between 14:45 BST and 17:15 BST will continue to be blocked from live streaming.From next season, Sky will be able to offer an interactive service for all midweek Championship fixtures."These negotiations came at what was an incredibly challenging period in the sale and acquisition of sports rights in the UK,"
Demarai Gray urges club managers to give young English talent more opportunities

Demarai Gray urges club managers to give young English talent more opportunities

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Demarai Gray believes England's young guns must be given more of a chance with their club sides as he revealed his frustration at Leicester.The 20-year-old scored the opener in Thursday's 3-0 win over Poland as the England Under-21s reached the semi-finals of Euro 2017. It is the first time the Young Lions, who topped Group A in Poland, have reached the knockout stages of the competition since 2009.They have followed England Under-20s' World Cup success earlier this month while the Under-17s reached the final of their European Championships in May.And Gray, who has made just 10 Premier League starts for the Foxes since joining from Birmingham 18 months ago, feels England's rising stars deserve more faith."Managers have to trust you and give you a chance. If they do we will have more Englis