COLCHESTER United's League Two game at Walsall has been chosen for live coverage on Sky Sports+.

The League Two clash at the Bescot Stadium on Saturday, September 28 will now kick-off at 12.30pm, instead of the previously scheduled 3pm.

It is one of the matches across the EFL due to be played up until the end of September that have been allocated for live broadcast, with every EFL club set to feature a minimum three times in total.


With an increase in matches available for fans on Sky Sports this season, the League has also defined how TV selections will work for regular weekend matches selected for broadcast, and what this will look like.

Sky Bet EFL fixtures will be broadcast via either an existing Sky Sports channel or Sky Sports+ - a new way for fans to discover and stream live sport.

Integrated into the current Sky TV experience and the revamped Sky Sports mobile app, Sky Sports+ is available at no extra cost for subscribers of the full Sky Sports package.

All televised fixtures will also be available on streaming service NOW.

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With the uplift in matches, fans can expect the following template for broadcast-selection matches for regular weekends, where all divisions and the Premier League play, up until the end of September.

This is subject to non-foreseeable match postponements.

Up to ten regular weekend games across the three divisions will be broadcast, with up to five in League Two.

For the first time, at least one League One or League Two fixture will be broadcast on Sky Sports Main Event or Sky Sports Football, with the remaining broadcast fixtures will be available to watch via Sky Sports+.

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A total of 26 out of the 36 regular weekend games across the three divisions will remain in the Saturday 3pm slot, which will not be broadcast in the UK For matches on a regular weekend broadcast outside of the blocked hours, fans can watch seven matches on a Saturday lunchtime (12.30pm kick-off), frequent slots on a Friday night and additional selected picks on a Thursday night, Sunday afternoon and Monday night.

The League is committed to greater parity in the number of times that clubs are selected for TV coverage across all competitions, with clubs set to feature more than 20 times per season on Sky Sports.

ITV will show highlights of the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and the Bristol Street Motors Trophy across the 2024/25 season.

The ITV Highlights Show will provide a comprehensive round-up of all the day’s action from across the EFL will be screened in the primetime slot on Saturday at 9pm on ITV4, with a repeat being shown on ITV later in the evening.