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Championship clubs 'gravely concerned' over new five-year TV deal

A unnamed group of Championship clubs are "gravely concerned" by the new five-year broadcasting rights deal signed by the English Football League (EFL), according to a statement released on Tuesday. 

The EFL, which includes the second-tier Championship and lower two divisions, agreed the deal with Sky Sports on Monday and is worth £595 million, a 35 percent increase on the current arrangement. 

But several clubs have been left frustrated after their efforts to discuss the terms...

EFL signs new five-year TV deal with Sky Sports worth £595 million

The English Football League (EFL), which includes the second-tier Championship and two lower divisions, has signed a new five-year broadcasting rights deal with Sky Sports worth £595 million ($765m), the organisation said on Monday.

There were media reports that some Championship clubs were against the deal and Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani had talked of a possible breakaway 'Premier League 2', but after a board meeting on Monday the EFL decided to accept the package from Sky Sports,...