QUEST IS NEW TV HOME OF THE EFL

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE RESULTS -

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.”

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