Details of highlights package are announced
A prime time Saturday slot for the Football League’s weekly highlights show has been confirmed by Channel 5 after the announcement of fixtures for 2015/16.
Football League Tonight will be shown from 9.00 pm on Channel 5 every Saturday of the season from 8 August. The rights have been signed to the channel to broadcast a 90-minute weekly Football League highlights show for the next three years.
Every goal, every week
Each show will feature the top match footage from all three divisions of the Sky Bet Football League and will include every single goal from matches across the board.
In addition, Channel 5 will also broadcast three one-hour shows covering the end of season Sky Bet play-offs across all three divisions, plus eight one-hour highlights shows covering the action from each round of the Capital One Cup.
As well as every goal across the divisions, the show will be jam packed with high profile names. Players and managers will be encouraged to join us in the studio each week, or take part in the conversation via Skype and Facetime. A vibrant studio audience of genuine fans will also give their opinions. No lengthy punditry, no football clichés, this is football on 5 at its most exciting.
Executive Producer for Channel 5, Mark Sharman, said: “Channel 5 are committed to bringing a quality, innovative football highlights show to Saturday night prime time TV. The 9.00 pm slot finally gives the Sky Bet Football League the coverage and respect the fans deserve on terrestrial television.”
Sunset+Vine, the multi award-winning independent TV sports production and media company, will be producing the Football League Tonight Show on Channel 5.