The EFL has announced a new five year broadcasting deal with Sky that will begin from the 2019/20 season, and is set to be worth a staggering £600 million.
The deal covers games from the Football League, Carabao Cup, play-offs and Checkatrade Trophy, and will be a welcome boost to clubs in the three tiers of the league.
Up to 150 games could be broadcast across the course of the season under the new terms, and clubs will also be given the opportunity to live stream one game per year to fans in the UK and Ireland, which does not fall between the 14.45-17.15 on a Saturday afternoon.
Yorkshire Evening Post journalist Phil Hay shared the news on his Twitter page, sparking reaction from his magnitude of Leeds United followers.
The reaction was mixed, with some fans suggesting their side will not be affected by the deal, and others concerned that they will not personally benefit from the new agreement…
Will be in the EPL then anyway
— Louis Kendall (@L_Alexander20) September 12, 2017
Let's be honest, everyone's only here to watch the Leeds
— Zach (@SupremeJansson) September 12, 2017
What about those fans living in Africa? Seems a bit unfair
— Matthew Armstrong (@matarmstrong) September 12, 2017
The ability to stream non-3pm kickoffs that aren't televised isn't much to be honest.
— Cannibal Mike-ocaust (@mikeopinions) September 12, 2017
Typical of them to do this when we won't be here to use it
— Rainy (@JtotheRain) September 12, 2017
Hopefully #LUFC will be back in the promised land by the time this kicks in ????
— michael smith (@miffy66) September 12, 2017
We ll be in the Premiership by then anyway. #MOT
— Conor O'Boyle (@conoripl) September 12, 2017