Supporters who are unable to attend fixtures yet will not miss any Sky Bet EFL action throughout December, with a bumper schedule of live coverage on Sky Sports announced today.
14 Sky Bet EFL fixtures are set to be televised over the festive period, with matches not shown on Sky Sports available via iFollow (or Club equivalent service).
An all-Welsh affair between Cardiff City and Swansea City will kick off the latest selections on Saturday 12 December at 12.30pm, before five mid-week fixtures are available for supporters, including current table toppers Norwich City’s visit to the Madjeski Stadium to take on Reading on Wednesday 16 December at 8.00pm.
The following weekend, Sky Bet League One sides Hull City and Portsmouth will be live from the KCOM Stadium at 5.30pm on Friday 18 December, before Preston North End v Bristol City at 8.00pm and Norwich City v Cardiff City at 12.30pm on Saturday 19 December.
On one of the most anticipated dates in the football calendar, Watford host Norwich City live on Sky Sports at 7.45pm on Boxing Day, with four mid-week fixtures televised from across the Sky Bet Championship over Tuesday 29 and Wednesday 30 December.
Whilst there are a limited number of fans attending matches in December, the EFL will continue to offer the same iFollow (or Club equivalent) service for supporters who can’t attend matches to be able to enjoy games from the safety of their homes.
With over 1.5 million streams to date this season, revenue generated by iFollow goes directly back to the Clubs and supporters can purchase a match-pass for £10. The EFL and all 72 Clubs recently launched an Anti-Piracy campaign urging supporters to ‘Support Their Club – Not Illegal Streams’. Illegal streaming is having a greater impact on Clubs whilst matches remain behind closed or with limited supporters able to attend when stadiums re-open. Supporters who chose to watch an illegal stream are essentially taking money away from their Club at what is a difficult financial time.