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Huddersfield: kicking off a new season of live Football League on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will broadcast Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town as the first npower Football League match of the new season.

The match, which will kick off at 7.45pm on Friday 17 August, will be the first of up to 75 live npower Football League games to be shown on Sky Sports HD this season including the npower Play-Offs and all three npower Play-Off finals from Wembley.

In consultation with The Football League, Sky Sports has confirmed eight live fixtures including two over the opening weekend of the season.

Further live matches will be announced as they are confirmed throughout the season.

The live fixtures confirmed today include:

- Cardiff City v Huddersfield Town - Newly promoted Huddersfield travel to the Welsh capital for the opening Championship match on Friday August 17.

- Leeds United v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Wolves travel to Leeds for their first fixture back in the Championship on Saturday August 18.

- Bolton Wanderers v Nottingham Forest - Relegated Bolton Wanderers host Forest at the Reebok Stadium on Friday August 25.

Sky Sports will also show two live matches from round one of the Capital One Cup; Oldham Athletic v Sheffield Wednesday on Monday August 13 and Swindon Town v Brighton on Tuesday August 14.

Live Sky Sports Football League fixtures:

Fri Aug 17: Cardiff City v Huddersfield (7.45pm)
Sat Aug 18: Leeds v Wolves (12.45pm)
Fri Aug 24: Bolton v Nott'm Forest (7.45pm)
Sun Sep 9: Coventry v Stevenage (1.15pm)
Sun Sep 9: Crawley v Portsmouth (3.30pm)
Fri Sep 14: Charlton v Crystal Palace (7.45pm)
Fri Sep 21: Blackburn v Middlesbrough (7.45pm)
Fri Oct 19: Sheffield Weds v Leeds (7.45pm)

Click here for a full list of confirmed live football on Sky Sports for 2012/13

Sky Sports viewers with Sky will be able to enjoy all live football matches across TV, PC, mobile and tablet devices with Sky Go, as well as a wealth of support programming including Soccer AM, Gillette Soccer Saturday, Goals on Sunday and Sunday Supplement.

Sky Sports News HD provides a depth of sports news, breaking stories, results and interviews in the best picture quality, 24 hours a day.

The line-up of live matches on Sky Sports this season includes Barclays Premier League, UEFA Champions League, npower Football League, Capital One Cup, Scottish Cup, Clydesdale Bank Premier League, Northern Ireland's Carling Premiership and international fixtures.

Many more games, including live Barclays Premier League fixtures, are yet to be announced.