Predictably, Newcastle United’s return to the Championship sees them one of the Live TV Games on the opening weekend.

Newcastle are away to Fulham in their first match which will be shown live on Sky, the game taking place on Friday 5 August – kick-off 7.45pm at Craven Cottage.

Ahead of the Championship fixtures released today, the re-branded EFL confirmed when the opening TV selections would be announced.

Official statement from EFL:

‘When will Sky Sports be announcing their live broadcast selections?

This year, the live match TV selections for opening weekend will be released with the fixtures on 22nd June at 9.00am.

The following weekend’s selections will then be made in the following days.

We have looked to make improvements to the announcement process this year, and the EFL will be announcing the release dates for live selections throughout the season in due course.

There will be a number of live fixtures from the opening weekend matches. We are starting a week before the Premier League so as ever we are seeking to showcase the EFL with live opportunities across that weekend.’