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17 June 2015

Channel 5 to broadcast Football League highlights show at primetime

Channel 5, the new home for The Football League's weekly highlights show, can confirm details of their coverage this season following the fixtures announcement, with their new show Football League Tonight.

Football League Tonight will be shown in a live prime-time 9pm slot on Channel 5 every Saturday of the season from Saturday 8th 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.

Your Show

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 clich├ęs, 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 primetime TV. The 9pm slot finally gives the Sky Bet Football League the coverage and respect the fans deserve on terrestrial television."

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