Rovers will be broadcast live on Sky Sports at least 24 times next season, including on the opening day.

The EFL recently confirmed a record domestic rights deal which will see Sky broadcast more games than ever before in the Championship, League One and League Two. The deal is worth £895million and will run for the next five years.

More details have now been confirmed about next season’s coverage - with every game on the opening weekend set to be broadcast live.

A new channel, known as Sky Sports Plus, has been announced to increase the amount of live sport on offer by “50 percent”.

Each Championship side will be featured at least 24 times per season, which is twice as many as the current deal. Moreover, there will be improved coverage with a guaranteed six-camera set-up for each match.

Jonathan Licht, managing director at Sky Sports, said: “For the first time, we will broadcast every game live from across the EFL on the opening weekend.

“It is going to be a huge moment for football fans up and down the country and is a fitting way to kick off our ground-breaking new partnership with the EFL.”

The usual broadcast slots will remain in place on weekends, which means that fixtures can be moved to Friday evening, Saturday lunchtime and Sunday lunchtime.

All midweek games will be shown live as well as bank holiday fixtures, Carabao Cup ties and every match on the final weekend of the campaign.

Sky say they “will introduce a new commitment for clubs and fans which will provide longer notice periods on TV selections”.

The current plan is to confirm on fixture release day which games have been moved for live coverage up to September. By the start of the season, Sky will have confirmed all televised matches up to the FA Cup third round in January.

The notice period will decrease at the back end of the season based on the situation in each league, but Sky are still aiming to publish their decisions around four weeks in advance.