EXCLUSIVE: ITV reclaim the rights to show England men’s football matches outside of tournaments, agreeing a four-year deal to take over from Channel 4 when their deal expires next year
- ITV will show England men’s matches outside major tournaments over four years
- Channel 4 has shown England’s European qualifiers and Nations League ties
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ITV have won back the rights to screen the England men’s team’s matches, Mail Sport understands.
The broadcaster has secured a four-year deal to take over from Channel 4 when their agreement ends in 2024.
It will see the ITV show all men’s matches outside major tournaments.
The channel has a long association with the England side. It had shared coverage with Sky Sports until Channel 4 stepped in last year to take the rights for Nations League and European Qualifiers up to next year’s European Championship. ITV will then share the rights for the tournament with the BBC before their deal kicks in.
The move has been hailed by ITV bosses and comes at a time when the broadcaster is on the front foot, with the rights for the ongoing Rugby World Cup in France.
ITV have won back the rights to broadcast England’s men’s matches from next year
Channel 4 has been showing England’s European qualifiers and Nations League matches
It will also provide more exposure for the Football Association and its commercial partners.
Mail Sport understands an announcement is imminent. ITV have been contacted for comment.
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