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TV Games: Initial Sky Sports selections confirmed for matches up until 11th December

3 October 2017

The focus is firmly on the battle for promotion in the Sky Bet Championship across November and December, with seven matches featuring some of the division’s in-form teams confirmed for broadcast live on Sky Sports.

Current play-off hopefuls Preston North End and Aston Villa will each be hoping to claim an important three points as they go head-to-head on Wednesday 1st November in a 7:45pm kick-off at Deepdale.

Sheffield Wednesday’s visit to Ipswich Town follows the international break, with kick-off confirmed for 7:45pm on Wednesday 22nd, just days before an important double-header as Barnsley host Yorkshire rivals Leeds United at lunchtime on Saturday 25th and Birmingham City visit Bramall Lane to take on Sheffield United at 5:30pm.

The final match in November sees QPR host Brentford in a West London derby on Monday 27th.

Two fixtures currently confirmed for December see Norwich City host Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 9th, while Cardiff City travel to Reading the following Monday. 

Selections for the weekend of 1st to the 3rd December will be confirmed in the coming days. 

As with 2016/17, the EFL and broadcast partner Sky Sports have committed to giving clubs and supporters at least five weeks’ notice ahead of any EFL matches being selected for live television coverage.

As part of the agreement, the EFL will publicly announce any fixture changes within three working days of their selection (following club consideration) in order to give EFL supporters as much time as is possible to allow for any alterations to travel plans that may be required.

Remaining TV selection dates 2017/18: (Illustrative but subject to a five-week minimum notice commitment)

Clubs notified of selections as follows:

- 16th December to 13th January by 3rd November
- 20th January to 3rd February by 8th December
- 10th February to 3rd March by 29th December
- 10th March to 31st March by 19th January

- From 23rd February, a minimum five-week rolling selection commences for matches up to and including the penultimate weekend

- Clubs notified of selections for the final day following the completion of the penultimate round of matches

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