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UK FIRST AS LIVE EFL ACTION SET TO BE STREAMED ON iFOLLOW

21 August 2018

UK FIRST AS LIVE EFL ACTION SET TO BE STREAMED ON iFOLLOW

Matches available for just £10 on match-by-match basis

History will be made in the EFL this week as 31 midweek fixtures across the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One and Sky Bet League Two are set to be live-streamed to football fans in the UK and Ireland.

The upcoming round of midweek fixtures is the first at which domestic streaming will be widely available to viewers in the UK and Ireland, with iFollow the only place to watch enhanced four camera coverage of Sky Bet Championship matches in 2018/19 at a cost of just £10 per match.

iFollow provides exclusive access to League One and League Two games for supporters unable to make the match in person, with fans of Clubs from across all three divisions benefitting from major upgrades to the service, including added commentary and graphics packages to improve the viewing experience for all.

Supporters watching coverage via the iFollow platform, which is available through a Club’s official website or App, will also be able to keep up to date with scores from around the games, with live text updates provided as the goals go in throughout the EFL. 

Amongst the fixtures available this week, Paul Warne’s Rotherham United host Hull City at the New York Stadium in the Sky Bet Championship, Burton Albion travel to Bradford City in League One hoping to make it back-to-back wins after Saturday’s victory against Doncaster Rovers, whilst Checkatrade Trophy winners Lincoln City welcome Bury to Sincil Bank in League Two.

To purchase a match pass or to view relevant subscription information relating to iFollow visit your Club’s official website, or via www.efl.com/iFollow

The action doesn’t come to halt after this week, as fans in the UK and Ireland can watch future live EFL League games provided that:

o   They fall outside of UEFA’s Article 48 Blocked Hours (14:45-17:15 on a Saturday)

o   They fall outside Bank Holidays

o   They have not been selected for broadcast on Sky Sports

 

These developments will also benefit overseas subscribers with the enhanced production values being made in all locations, despite international prices remaining frozen from 2017/18 when the service was introduced to overseas subscribers. Audio commentary is also available to both overseas and domestic supporters.

 

Which Clubs Are Involved

  • 58 of 72 current EFL clubs have signed up to adopt iFollow;
  • There are currently 14 EFL clubs who will have the opportunity to deliver a similar service through their existing digital offering, these clubs are Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Derby County, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, QPR, Swansea City, Stoke City, Sunderland AFC, Accrington Stanley, Charlton Athletic and Forest Green Rovers.

Fixtures available to be domestically streamed this week are as follows:

Sky Bet Championship

Tuesday 21 August

Derby County v Ipswich Town

19:45pm

Rotherham United v Hull City

19:45pm

 

Wednesday 22 August

Sheffield Wednesday v Millwall

19:45pm

Blackburn Rovers v Reading

19:45pm

Norwich City v Preston North End

19:45pm

Bolton Wanderers v Birmingham City

20:00pm

Stoke City v Wigan Athletic

20:00pm

 

 

Sky Bet League One

Tuesday 21 August

AFC Wimbledon v Walsall

19:45pm

Blackpool v Coventry City

19:45pm

Bradford City v Burton Albion

19:45pm

Bristol Rovers v Portsmouth

19:45pm

Charlton Athletic v Peterborough United

19:45pm

Doncaster Rovers v Shrewsbury Town

19:45pm

Luton Town v Southend United

19:45pm

Oxford United v Accrington Stanley

19:45pm

Plymouth Argyle v Wycombe Wanderers

19:45pm

Rochdale v Barnsley

19:45pm

 

Wednesday 22 August

Gillingham v Sunderland

19:45pm

Scunthorpe United v Fleetwood Town

19:45pm

 

 

Sky Bet League Two

Tuesday 21 August

Cambridge United v Exeter City

19:45pm

Carlisle United v Port Vale

19:45pm

Colchester United v Crewe Alexandra

19:45pm

Crawley Town v Swindon Town

19:45pm

Forest Green Rovers v Stevenage

19:45pm

Lincoln City v Bury

19:45pm

Macclesfield Town v Cheltenham Town

19:45pm

Milton Keynes Dons v Grimsby Town

19:45pm

Morecambe v Northampton Town

19:45pm

Newport County v Notts County

19:45pm

Tranmere Rovers v Mansfield Town

19:45pm

Yeovil Town v Oldham Athletic

19:45pm


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