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IMPROVEMENTS TO iFOLLOW FOR THE NEW SEASON

Audio for every Reds game; live video for selected fixtures

7 August 2018

The first EFL fixtures to be domestically streamed to fans (behind a paywall) based in the UK and Ireland have been confirmed today for the opening weeks of the 2018/19 season. 

EFL matches across all three divisions are being made available to domestic supporters for the first time this season, following a successful introduction for overseas viewers throughout the 2017/18 campaign, where matches were broadcast via iFollow into 165 countries worldwide. 

The platform will now enable domestic supporters the opportunity to watch their team during the EFL season at a cost of just £10 per match in an extension of what has already proved a popular service for EFL supporters, while also providing EFL Clubs with the opportunity to access a new multi-million pound revenue stream.

Sheffield United’s visit to Middlesbrough tonight will be the first Sky Bet EFL match ever broadcast via the live streaming platform to supporters within the UK and Ireland.

Matches will then follow across all three divisions, with a tantalising set of midweek fixtures available to domestic subscribers taking place on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 August including Reds' game against Swindon Town at the Broadfield Stadium.  

Access to domestic live streaming must be bought on a match-to-match basis, with all eligible fixtures currently announced up until October 5 available to purchase now via our official website. 

Fans in the UK and Ireland can watch live EFL league games provided that:

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

They fall outside Bank Holidays

They have not been selected for broadcast on Sky Sports

There have also been major improvements across the platform, with added commentary services, a new graphics package and an improved app and video player included in the 2018/19 subscription in not only the Championship, but also League One and League Two.

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. 

Audio Subscribers

Audio only commentary is also available for £45 per year or £4.99 per month to both overseas supporters and those based in the UK and Ireland.

How to purchase

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

 


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