Quest, the Discovery-owned free-to-air TV channel, have confirmed their first signings with former England international Dean Ashton and Ian Holloway joining host Colin Murray as studio experts for this season EFL on Quest highlights show.
The pair will make regular appearances in the EFL on Quest studio, providing expert analysis and insight during the 90-minute prime time highlights show airing at 9pm every Saturday of the English Football League season.
- Dean Ashton and Ian Holloway to join host Colin Murray in the ‘EFL on Quest’ studio during the 2018/19 season
- 90-minute highlight show to air in prime time at 9pm every Saturday of the English Football League season starting 4 August
- Fan-centric Facebook LIVE show - EFL: The Reaction - hosted by Colin Murray every Saturday at 6pm on Quest’s Facebook page
- Quest launches new HD channels plus QuestOD app to ensure fans will see every goal from every EFL game in High Definition, live and on-demand on all devices
Starting on Saturday 4 August, fans in the UK will be able to watch EFL on Quest free-to-air on Freeview (channel 37) and Freesat (167), and also available on Sky (149), Virgin (172) and BT TV (37) services.
To ensure fans have the best possible viewing experience of every goal from every EFL game this season, Quest has announced the re-launch of its channel in High Definition on Sky, Virgin and Freesat services on July.
Quest has also unveiled a brand new QuestOD app for iPhone and Android devices, which allows all fans to watch EFL on Quest for free, live and on-demand in HD on all devices. QuestOD can be accessed via the website - www.questod.co.uk - and the Google Play Store and App Store.
Following the EFL’s announcement of its partnership with Discovery in May, from the 2018/19 season, EFL on Quest will be the new home of football highlights for the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy Final for the next four years.
Quest will also broadcast 10 hour-long highlights shows capturing all the action from every round of the EFL midweek fixtures and present eight hour-long highlights shows from the Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy as part of its deal with the EFL.
Simon Downing, Head of Quest & Eurosport UK, said: “We’re thrilled that Dean and Ian are joining our panel of experts, hosted by Colin Murray, on EFL on Quest this season. Their level of expertise of the EFL is unprecedented, having played or managed in all three leagues during their illustrious careers, and we can’t wait to bring their insights to our viewers.
“Our aim is to bring fans closer to the EFL and tell the stories that matter to supporters of all 72 clubs, on the platforms and devices of their choice. The launch of the Quest HD channels, and QuestOD service for live streaming and catch-up services, prove our commitment to give fans the best possible viewing experience.”
EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “With less than two weeks before the start of the new SkyBet EFL campaign, excitement is already building ahead of what promises to be another captivating EFL season.
“Discovery and Quest are already delivering what they promised by making coverage of the EFL more accessible than ever before, with a confirmed Saturday night primetime slot of 9pm every single week and 10 hour-long shows to capture all of the midweek action across the three divisions.”
“They also committed to launching a HD channel and a digital service that would allow fans of our competition and its clubs live or on-demand, on the device of their choice, and it great to see these services in action before the first ball is kicked.
“EFL on Quest will be the flagship show on the channel and with experts of the highest calibre such as Dean and Ian, it will only help broaden the audience of the EFL. We look forward to working closely with Quest to enhance the experience for fans to help tell the EFL story as the season unfolds.”