United's visit to Middlesbrough on Tuesday 7th August will be the first Sky Bet EFL match ever broadcast via the live streaming platform to supporters within the UK and Ireland, via iFollow, as well as Middlesbrough's own streaming platform.
For the first time, select EFL matches across the three divisions are being made available to domestic supporters, following a successful introduction for overseas viewers throughout 2017/18 campaign, where matches were broadcast via iFollow into 165 countries worldwide.
Access to domestic live streaming must be bought on a match-to-match basis, with all eligible fixtures currently announced up until 5th October available to purchase now via each Club's 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
The iFollow platform is set to be the only place to watch enhanced coverage of Sky Bet Championship matches in 2018/19, with a four camera production deployed at each midweek fixture to create a better viewing experience. Games that take place away from midweek, or moved from an original 3pm slot on a Saturday, will be produced with single camera coverage.
The dates for the enhanced Championship midweek coverage are:
- Tuesday 7th August 2018
- Tuesday and Wednesday 21st and 22nd August 2018
- Tuesday and Wednesday 18th and 19th September 2018
- Tuesday and Wednesday 2nd and 3rd October 2018
- Tuesday and Wednesday 23rd and 24th October 2018
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.
Overseas supporters can watch live EFL league games provided that:
- They have not been selected for broadcast on Sky Sports or for international distribution in a territory to have an overseas broadcast partner.
Available to purchase are the following iFollow products:
- International Season Pass - £110
- International Match Pass - £5
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 efl.com/iFollow
Frequently Asked Questions
An EFL microsite has been set up displaying the answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the iFollow service.
Sheffield United Official App
sufc.co.uk is optimised for all devices, but for mobile and tablet users, the companion Sheffield United official App is available for free from the App Store and Google Play Store. Supporters must download the official app in order to live stream any match on iFollow when using an iOS (Apple Store) and Android (Google Play Store) device.
If you are having technical issues with iFollow, please contact the EFL via the following channels:
- Email - email@example.com
(8am-10pm, seven days a week)
- Live chat - Use the chat tool in the bottom right-hand corner of the sufc.co.uk homepage
(8am-10pm Monday to Friday, as well as three hours before, and after, a match)
- Telephone - 0207 826 4577
(8am-10pm Monday to Friday, as well as three hours before, and after, each match)
This number is for billing and subscription queries only