iFollow streams EFL matches
August 22, 2018
English Football League (EFL) fans in the UK are now able to stream league matches live using the EFL’s iFollow platform, which is shared by the majority of clubs in the three football leagues (Sky Bet Championship, League One and League Two).
It follows the successful roll-out of streaming services for international fans in 2017-18. Fixtures across the leagues will be streamed throughout the season – which means nearly all games played outside of blocked hours (i.e. not the 3pm Saturday kick-offs) and not being shown live on Sky will be available through iFollow.
The matches, which are also being carried on Sky Sports Red Button service and Virgin Media, are being offered by iFollow at £10 each.
Some clubs, however, will not be using iFollow – 14 of the current 72 EFL clubs have opted out. Those teams are: Accrington Stanley, Aston Villa, Birmingham City, Bristol City, Charlton Athletic, Derby County, Hull City, Forest Green Rovers, Middlesbrough, Queens Park Rangers, Stoke City, Swansea City and Sunderland.
These clubs will instead stream their eligible games on their own website.