QUEST IS NEW TV HOME OF THE EFL
EFL highlights will be shown on Quest, the Discovery-owned free-to-air TV channel powered by Eurosport, next season.
Kicking-off from the 2018/19 season, the four-year deal will see Quest provide 90 minutes of extensive match highlights, hosted by Colin Murray, in primetime at 9pm every Saturday night.
Quest will also broadcast ten hour-long highlights shows capturing all the action from every round of mid-week fixtures.
In addition, they will present eight, hour-long highlights shows from the Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy as part of the arrangement.
Presenter Murray said: “After a really good year, I’m delighted to stay as anchor for proper football. The most important things are the fans, the clubs and the players. We will be all about the football, from the results to the community around it.
“Working for the Discovery group before, I already know how serious they are about sport, and they’ll no doubt handle the EFL highlights with passion and expertise.”
CLUBS may not have to produce programmes for matches next season – depending on a vote next month.
At their summer meeting, EFL clubs will vote on a proposal that will determine whether or not it is an absolute requirement to produce a match programme from the start of season 2018/19 onwards.
The EFL said: “A number of clubs have asked if the mandatory publication of a match programme can be addressed as a result of an overall decline in sales and the proliferation of digital and social media, which has the ability to deliver the same content in a more cost effective manner. Irrespective of the outcome at June’s AGM, the EFL will continue to produce a match programme for its five competitions finals.”