The English Football League has confirmed a record five-season extension to its international rights deal with the Pitch International agency.
The agreement covers the five seasons from 2017-18 to 2021-22 and includes the three divisions below the Premier League – the Championship, League One and League Two – plus the League Cup and Football League Trophy knockout competitions.
Pitch’s existing five-season deal with the Football League runs from 2012-13 to 2016-17.
A Football League spokesman told TV Sports Markets: “At its meeting of all 72 member clubs yesterday (Thursday), the Football League confirmed that it had agreed a record five-season overseas broadcasting deal with Pitch International that will begin in 2017-18.
“The new agreement will deliver a 68 per cent increase on existing arrangements. A formal announcement will be made in due course.”