Leeds United: When do Sky Sports announce their TV fixtures throughout the 2018/19 season?

Sky Sports Leeds they call it in these parts and every Leeds United fixture list comes with an asterisk warning that their schedule is subject to constant change.

Thursday, 21st June 2018, 2:07 pm
Updated Tuesday, 26th June 2018, 11:10 am
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The Elland Road club, no matter their league position, consistently produce high viewing figures in the Championship and their appeal to Sky was underlined last season by a tally of televised appearances which ran to almost 20.

The rearrangements are a constant source of friction and frustration, complicating the travel plans of a supporter base which spreads far beyond West Yorkshire. In 2016, former owner Massimo Cellino threatened to shut Sky out of a midweek game against Derby County in protest at the number of changes made to the fixture list. The Italian relented a few hours before kick-off but brought the issue to the fore.

How did Leeds United get on in their previous five opening day fixtures?The EFL attempted to tackle the conflict of interests by agreeing a five-week notice period for any fixtures chosen for a live broadcast by Sky. In March, that period was reduced to three weeks for the penultimate weekend of the season - April 27 during the upcoming term - to “ensure the most appropriate matches are picked for broadcast.”

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Leeds are already on the broadcast schedule for 2018-19 with their opening match against Stoke City due to be televised on Sunday, August 5 (kick-off 4.30pm).

Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips 'excited' to work with new boss Marcelo BielsaHere is a guide to the deadlines for announcing live matches which Sky will be required to meet this season:

Remainder of August Selections for August 11 to August 25 by June 28.

Selections for September 1 to September 29 by July 27.

Selections for October 3 to November 10 by August 24.

Selections for November 17 to December 8 by October 12.

Selections for December 15 to January 12 by November 9.

Selections for January 19 to February 2 by December 14.

Selections for February 9 to March 2 by January 4.

Selections for March 9 to March 30 by February 1.

Selections for April 6 and April 10 by March 1.

Selections for April 13 by March 8.

Selections for April 19 to April 22 by March 15.

Selections for April 27 by April 5.