Stevenage stand to gain much more exposure and money following a landmark TV deal - although fans look set for more unsociable kick-off times.

The EFL have agreed, with the unanimous backing of all 72 clubs, to have Sky Sports as their broadcast partners with the TV company bringing more live games, more than 1,000 to be broadcast each season in the three divisions.

The deal, worth £935m over five years, will put matches either on TV or via a streaming destination from the 2024-2025 season.

League One and League Two will have 248 games broadcast each season as a minimum, and the Championship 328, while all Carabao Cup and EFL Trophy matches will also be shown each year.

What it means for each weekend though is 10 fixtures being shown, five in the Championship and five across the other two divisions.

And that is where the problems will starr for fans, who have already seen a glimpse of what might happen with Sky changing fixtures and kick-off times for the last day of the season.

Stevenage now go to Barrow on Monday for a 12.30pm kick-off, forcing the supporters bus to leave at 4.30am.

Both Sky and the EFL have said there will be a new commitment to prevent too much disruption, providing longer notice periods and announcing the choice of all games up to the third round of the FA Cup in January. 

Final fixture slots will be announced in due course but will be outside of the current block between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on Saturdays.

The domestic streaming option will also "effectively replace the current Sky Sports EFL red button coverage and the EFL’s domestic streaming option provided via iFollow and club streaming services".

Existing arrangements for international audiences on iFollow will remain.

EFL chief executive, Trevor Birch, said: "The EFL is an iconic sports property and one of the biggest and best attended Leagues in European football.

"This increased investment and coverage will showcase much more of our compelling match action to fans, while delivering record rights values as we seek to make our clubs sustainable at all levels."