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Streaming success as midweek EFL action delivered live on iFollow

Matches made available for just £10

22 August 2018

The first full midweek round of EFL fixtures to be streamed in the UK and Ireland have taken place with fans up and down the country able to watch their team if they couldn't make the trip to watch it live.

EFL matches across all three divisions were made available to domestic supporters for the first time on Tuesday evening, following a successful introduction for overseas viewers during 2017/18.

In total, 24 matches were streamed live via EFL Clubs’ iFollow services for a £10 match fee with the platform the only place to view events in League One and League Two, whilst enhanced coverage was available for a number of games in the Skybet Championship.

Those tuning in were not disappointed with some impressive scorelines across the EFL including Hull City's 3-2 victory at Rotherham, Barnsley's 4-0 win away at Rochdale, whilst Colchester's 6-0 against Crewe Alexandra was the biggest win of the night.

An EFL Spokesman said: "We have been really encouraged by Tuesday night’s debut performance. While subscriber numbers will not be available for a number of days, the response on social media and our own analysis has shown there is a definite appetite amongst fans of the EFL who couldn't attend tonight's matches in person to watch their team live, particularly those that followed the visiting teams. The services across our Clubs have been delivered successfully with very few issues throughout the evening.

"With it being the first midweek round of the season, this was the first real test for iFollow and overall the feedback received from supporters has been extremely positive.

"We will continue to work in conjunction with our Clubs to evolve the product and improve the experience for fans which ultimately should lead to the growth of the subscriber base over the coming weeks and months."

Social media feeds were full of praise for the new service with Tranmere Rovers fan Chris Jones claiming on Twitter that he was "Loving watching the game down here in Canterbury", whilst Walsall fan James Kenealey said: "Nowhere near as good as being there but when the Saddlers are playing 250 miles away on a Tuesday night, it's great to have the EFL iFollow available in the UK for once. Bargain for a tenner."

More matches are set to take place in front of the iFollow cameras on Wednesday evening with Sheffield Wednesday versus Millwall and Stoke City versus Wigan Athletic amongst the fixtures taking place.

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/.

 

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, Accrington Stanley, Charlton Athletic and Forest Green Rovers.


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