MIDDLESBROUGH and Sunderland have both had matches moved in the first month-and-a-half of the season after they were selected for live coverage on Sky Sports.

Both clubs already knew they would be kicking off the campaign at 12.30pm on Saturday, August 10 - Boro are at home to Swansea while Sunderland head to Cardiff City - and they have now also had other games rearranged.

Boro's first away game of the season, which takes them to Derby County, is now a 12.30pm on Saturday, August 17.

A fortnight later, and the Teessiders' trip to the Cardiff City Stadium to take on Cardiff City will also be a 12.30pm kick-off on Saturday, August 31.

The Wear-Tees derby has also been selected for live television broadcast, with the game between Sunderland and Boro at the Stadium of Light on Saturday, September 21 also now kicking off at 12.30pm.

As well as their meeting with Boro, Sunderland's home game with Sheffield Wednesday has also been selected for live TV coverage.

The game at the Stadium of Light has been moved to Sunday, August 18 and will now kick-off at midday.