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iFollow Explained

What can and can't be streamed this season

5 July 2022

At a recent EFL meeting clubs were asked to vote by division on which League games should be streamed to the domestic market* during the coming season.

Domestic Streaming

The following fixtures/matches do not (generally) qualify for domestic streaming:

  • Saturday 3pm fixtures
  • Any of Sky Sports 20 exclusive League One or Two selections.
  • All Carabao Cup matches are excluded from the streaming opportunity.
  • Play off matches may not be streamed (exclusive to Sky Sports).
  • FA Cup matches (where all rights are vested with the FA).

Matches falling outside of those classifications do qualify for streaming in the domestic market under certain circumstances, and the position for League One is clarified below for each type of fixture.

Scheduled Midweek Matches
There are six rounds of scheduled midweek matches in total for League One. Clubs voted to make these fixtures available to stream in the domestic market on a compulsory basis.

Displaced Midweek Fixtures
Matches which are originally scheduled for Saturday 3pm and are displaced from this position for non-commercial reasons will also be available to stream.

World Cup and International Break Weekend
There are a number of League One matches taking place during the World Cup, including fixtures on a Saturday 3pm. Clubs voted to make these fixtures available to stream.

Bank Holiday Matches
Fixtures that fall on UK Bank Holidays are:
- Boxing Day (26th December 2022) - New Year’s Day (1st and 2nd of January 2023)
- Good Friday (7th April 2023)
- Easter Monday (10th April 2023)
League One clubs voted to make these fixtures available to stream.

Papa John’s Trophy
All fixtures within the Papa John’s Trophy are eligible for UK streaming except for the semi-final and final, which are exclusive to Sky Sports.

SKY SPORTS
Sky Sports have the right to show 20 matches from League One and League Two across the season. Any League One or League Two match selected for broadcast by Sky Sports will be exclusive to them and will not be available for domestic streaming.

Sky Sports also have the right to show all five Sky Bet League One Play-Off matches on an exclusive basis.

International Streaming

All League One matches may be streamed outside of the UK irrespective of whether they have been selected for broadcast. This means that they will be available both on a Pay-Per-View (match pass) basis, and for seasonal and monthly subscribers. Seasonal or Monthly passes will include all League matches in the season - there is no need for any consideration around blocked territories in the coming season.

Cup Matches
Please note, Carabao Cup matches are not eligible for streaming internationally. FA Cup rights – and any decisions on the broadcast or streaming of those games –are fully vested with the FA themselves.

Revenue

Clubs voted that the distribution position should remain consistent with the 2021/22 position, with individual clubs retaining the revenue for any Match Pass sold through its website to its fans.

*The domestic market comprises UK, Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, and the Isle of Man.

 


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