The EFL has announced that all SKY BET Championship matches will be available on TV or online.
This means that all clubs will have option to stream ALL of their EFL matches via iFollow or Club equivalent service, such as the Swans very own Swans TV Live service, whilst access to matches is restricted.
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.
The broadcaster will show 130 live EFL league matches throughout season 2020/21, kicking-off with Watford v Middlesbrough on Friday 11 September 2020.
And 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 by Clubs, for a match pass price of £10.
In addition, Season Ticket holders will, under the newly agreed framework, be provided access to all HOME GAMES, subject to the agreement of the Club where the supporter holds a season ticket. In the Championship access to AWAY MIDWEEK matches will also be available as part of the season ticket package if Clubs choose to offer it.
The match by match streaming and season ticket 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. Subject to Clubs choosing to provide access to Season Ticket holders this is only available if supporters purchase their 2020/21 ticket by October 4.
In the case of the Swans, they are currently working with the Supporters’ Trust to provide the best possible solution for Liberty Stadium season ticket holders and are planning an announcement in the next couple of days.
Sky Bet Championship Streaming
Championship Clubs are able to stream any match not shown live on Sky to fans who purchase individual match passes for £10.
The new framework for Season Ticket Holders allows Clubs to have the option to provide streams of:
• All home matches, including those shown live on Sky
• Any midweek away match, including those shown live on Sky
Clubs cannot provide access to any away weekend match, live on Sky or not, within a season ticket package.
Carabao Cup Streaming
Round One Carabao Cup matches that are not selected for live broadcast by Sky Sports will also be eligible for Clubs to stream. These will only be available on a match pass basis at £10.
It remains what offering the Swansea City season ticket and non-season ticker holder fans will have open to them for the season, but at least we’ll get to watch the Swans in action – albeit not at the Liberty.