Carlisle United's first home game of the League Two season against Barrow has been chosen for live TV coverage.

Sky will show the all-Cumbrian Brunton Park clash on their Sky Sports+ channel, the broadcaster and EFL have confirmed.

It means the game, on Saturday, August 17, has been moved to a 12.30pm kick-off.

Sky and the EFL confirmed their broadcast selections until the end of September today.

It is part of the major new deal which will see EFL clubs shown on Sky much more often.

All games on the opening weekend of the new season will be live - including Carlisle's League Two trip to Gillingham - as will United's midweek Carabao Cup first round tie against Stoke City.

United's clash with Barrow is then one of two League Two games picked for coverage on Sky Sports + on the second weekend, Bromley v AFC Wimbledon the other.

Carlisle do not have any other league games chosen by Sky before the end of September, meaning other existing kick-off times in the fixture list for that period will remain.

But during international breaks, further games will be available for broadcast in the Saturday 3pm slot.

These include United's trips to Bradford City, Wimbledon and Bromley on September 7, October 12 and November 16 respectively.

The Barrow game will be the first league fixture at Brunton Park following major summer renovations to the ground under the Piataks.

A bumper crowd will be expected for the clash between Paul Simpson's Blues and Stephen Clemence's Bluebirds.