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Sky Sports will broadcast Hull City v Blackpool as the first Football League match of the new season.
Last Updated: 12/07/11 3:05pm
Sky Sports will broadcast Hull City v Blackpool as the first npower Football League match of the new season.
The match, which kicks off at 7.45pm on Friday 5 August, will be the first of up to 80 live npower Football League games to be shown on Sky Sports HD this season including the Play-offs and all three Play-off finals from Wembley.
In consultation with the Football League, Sky Sports has confirmed several live matches for the opening months of the season. Further live matches will be announced as they are confirmed.
The live fixtures confirmed include:
Hull City v Blackpool - The Seasiders face Hull City in their first game back in the Football League - live on Friday 5 August.
AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers - Newly promoted AFC Wimbledon face Bristol Rovers in their first ever Football League game on Saturday 6 August.
Southampton v Leeds United - Newly promoted Southampton face Leeds United at St Mary's Stadium on Saturday 6 August.
Live football will also be available to view on PCs, laptops, mobile and tablet devices free of charge for Sky TV customers with Sky Sports thanks to Sky Go, a new service launching next month.
The line-up of live matches includes The Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, npower Football League, Carling Cup, Scottish Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Northern Ireland's Carling Premiership, Spain's La Liga and various international fixtures including Euro 2012 qualifiers.
The live coverage is supported by a range of football shows, covering every day of the week, including Soccer AM, Gillette Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday and Sunday Supplement.
The live televised fixtures confirmed are:
|Fri 5th August||Hull City v Blackpool||7.45pm||Championship|
|Sat 6th August||AFC Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers||12.45pm||League 2|
|Sat 6th August||Southampton v Leeds United||5.20pm||Championship|
|Tue 9th August||Leeds United v Bradford City||7.45pm||Carling Cup|
|Thu 11th August||Sheffield Wednesday v Blackpool||7.45pm||Carling Cup|
|Sat 20th August||Peterborough v Ipswich||5.20pm||Championship|
|Sun 21st August||West Ham v Leeds||1.15pm||Championship|
|Sun 28th August||Nottingham Forest v West Ham||1.15pm||Championship|
|Sat 3rd September||Swindon v Rotherham||12.15pm||League Two|
|Mon 5th September||Charlton v Sheffield Wednesday||7.45pm||League One|
|Sat 10th September||Coventry v Derby||5.20pm||Championship|
|Sat 17th September||Southampton v Birmingham||5.20pm||Championship|
|Fri 23rd September||Brighton v Leeds||7.45pm||Championship|
|Sun 25th September||Cardiff v Leicester||1.30pm||Championship|
|Sat 1st October||Nottingham Forest v Birmingham||5.20pm||Championship|
|Fri 14th October||Doncaster v Leeds||7.45pm||Championship|
|Sat 15th October||Portsmouth v Barnsley||5.20pm||Championship|
|Sat 22nd October||Reading v Southampton||5.20pm||Championship|
|Sat 29th October||Burnley v Blackpool||5.20pm||Championship|
|Sun 30th October||Leeds v Cardiff||1.15pm||Championship|
|Sat 5th November||Middlesbrough v Watford||5.20pm||Championship|