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BREAKING NEWS - SKY AND EFL ANNOUNCE HOW FANS CAN WATCH GAMES


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Sky Sports and the EFL have announced an exclusive deal that will see the broadcaster show 30 games live on their channels as usual, as well as the play-offs, with the remaining 78 matches available to season ticket holders for free via iFollow.

 

Non-season ticket holders will also be able to view these extra 78 matches, at the cost of £10 for a match pass.

 

Kick-off times will also face a new schedule, with two matches on a Friday evening, a 12:30, 3pm and 5:30pm slot on a Saturday and one 12pm Sunday fixture.

 

Sky Sports will re-select their picks for TV coverage, with those decisions and fixtures to be released early next week (June 8).

 

An EFL statement said: "As part of a new and innovative arrangement between the EFL and Sky Sports, which will see the broadcaster show 45 games live, Season Ticket holders at all Sky Bet EFL Championship Clubs will be given unprecedented access to watch the conclusion of the 2019/20 season online.

 

"The Championship season will resume behind closed doors on June 20 live on Sky Sports, and work has been undertaken to ensure Season Ticket holding supporters are given the opportunity not to miss any of the action, whether the games take place home or away.

 

"Sky Sports will broadcast 30 of the remaining 108 Championship matches alongside exclusively showing the 15 games across all EFL divisions in the Sky Bet Play-Offs. The 30 live League fixtures will also be streamed on a Club’s iFollow (or equivalent) service, where access will be provided for Season Ticket holders.

Matches to be shown 

 

Weekends

- Friday – 6pm and 8pm

- Saturday – 12.30pm, 3pm and 5.30pm

- Sunday – 12pm

 

Midweek

- Tuesday – 5pm, 6pm and 8pm

- Wednesday – 5pm, 6pm and 8pm

 

 

"Supporters should note the following:

 

  • Access to the games will be determined by the Club where the supporter holds a Season Ticket
  • Access may be in lieu of a refund or part of a wider package as determined by each individual Club

 


Full article from Dom Howson 👉 https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/sport/football/championship-start-end-date-announced-18371958

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1 minute ago, royalowlisback said:

If you already pay for Sky, and have season tickets anyway, you are in fact getting nothing then?

 

That'll be me! I suppose not all games were on the red button before. 

 

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1 minute ago, rickygoo said:

 

That'll be me! I suppose not all games were on the red button before. 

 

Aye, but they saw you coming, they charged you £550 for 5 home games in the North Stand. :ph34r:😄

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I can't see any way they can't at least offer a refund option. It will only take one person to legally challenge it if they don't offer it.

 

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38 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

This sounds like the whole league is being softened up for a no refund policy.

 

 

Derby have just announced their refund policy, it's basically a straight refund with no ifollow or, 20% discount off next season+ifollow access to all remaining games this season. I think we'll see most clubs announcing something tonight now the EFL have put out their statement.

 

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4 minutes ago, tissy said:

Derby have just announced their refund policy, it's basically a straight refund with no ifollow or, 20% discount off next season+ifollow access to all remaining games this season. I think we'll see most clubs announcing something tonight now the EFL have put out their statement.

 

 

This is Derby's 

2019/20 Season Ticket Holder

Option 1: 17% Pro-rated Refund for 2019/20 Season

Option 2: 20% Discount for 2020/21 Season Ticket Renewal

Option 3: 10% Discount for 2020/21 Season Ticket Renewal Plus Free RamsTV Subscription for Home and Away Behind Closed Doors Matches

Option 4: Vouchers for 4 x 2020/21 Season Home League Match Tickets

Option 5: No refund required, please consider it my contribution to the club

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From experience iFollow doesn’t support casting.

 

So for the price of a season ticket you’re stuck with watching football on a PC or tablet. Abysmal decision unless they unblock the casting. 

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5 minutes ago, rickygoo said:

 

This is Derby's 

2019/20 Season Ticket Holder

  • Option 1: 17% Pro-rated Refund for 2019/20 Season
  • Option 2: 20% Discount for 2020/21 Season Ticket Renewal
  • Option 3: 10% Discount for 2020/21 Season Ticket Renewal Plus Free RamsTV Subscription for Home and Away Behind Closed Doors Matches
  • Option 4: Vouchers for 4 x 2020/21 Season Home League Match Tickets
  • Option 5: No refund required, please consider it my contribution to the club

Glaringly obvious problem with this is that we’ve been told it’s unlikely there will be games with fans until next year so how can they sell season tickets for next season

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I’m a non season ticket holder. Normally go to around 13 home and 7/8 away games a season.

 

How much will it cost to watch the remaining Wednesday games via I follow for this season ?

 

Cheers

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Just now, Bouncing Owl said:

I’m a non season ticket holder. Normally go to around 13 home and 7/8 away games a season.

 

How much will it cost to watch the remaining Wednesday games via I follow for this season ?

 

Cheers


£10 a game 

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