In time for the 2017/18 season the EFL is improving the PlayerHD service, which has been relaunched and renamed iFollow.
iFollow is a digital live streaming and content platform that will revolutionise the way football fans overseas can follow their EFL teams.
iFollow will, for the first time in English football, enable EFL fans based outside the UK and Ireland to watch their team during the regular EFL season.
With an estimated 270,000 EFL fans based outside the UK, iFollow will allow clubs to enable their supporters to follow the action wherever they are in the world.
Kicking off at the start of the 2017/18 EFL season, overseas subscribers will pay the equivalent of £110 per season for the service which will provide coverage of up to 46 live league games per club.
More than 1,500 matches will be available in HD quality, with iFollow showing every EFL league match live unless that match has been selected by the EFL’s overseas broadcast partners.
Fans based in the UK and Ireland will have access to live audio commentary, highlights packages and exclusive content as part of the new service.
At launch, the vast majority of EFL clubs have opted in to utilise the iFollow platform and those who have not will have access to the same live streaming opportunity and will provide their fans with access through their own club digital services.
The live streaming of matches will be available from the start of the 2017/18 season in conjunction with a new digital presence for clubs via official websites and apps, together creating the largest sporting digital network in the world.