Sky Sports and the EFL are set to ensure supporters don't miss any of the EFL action when the season returns next month after agreeing a new flexible framework that will ensure league matches are either available for broadcast or streaming whilst access to matches is restricted.Whilst the doors remain shut to fans, or with limited spectators allowed through the turnstiles, an arrangement exists whereby all matches that are NOT LIVE on Sky Sports will be available to stream via our upcoming streaming service, for a match pass price of £10.
We have decided to not include the streaming in a Season Ticket, rather encourage supporters to purchase games as they wish for £10.
This allows an element of choice to our Season Ticket holders and would work out cheaper for the majority than paying for a full price season ticket.
Please be reminded that Season Ticket holders will only pay for games from when supporters are permitted to return back to stadia, through our recently announced 2020-21 Season Ticket scheme.
The match by match streaming offer is a TEMPORARY measure that has only been put in place whilst Clubs operate at a zero or reduced capacity as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will be subject to regular review with the first set for early October.
EFL Chief Executive David Baldwin said: “There is no argument that attending live matches is what the League, its Clubs and fans want to see and, clearly, the overriding objective is to get supporters back into stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so.
“It's important that whilst the doors remain fully, or part shut, we ensure there is the ability for fans of all EFL Clubs to be able to gain access and watch their team and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sky Sports for their support in this matter. Collectively, it's not our preferred situation but given the circumstances COVID has presented us it gives us a temporary option whilst we finalise our plans for fans returning.”
Leagues One and Two Streaming
League One and Two are able to stream any match not shown live on Sky to fans who purchase individual match passes for £10.