With COVID capacity restrictions lifted and EFL fixtures set to be played in front of full crowds again for the first time since March 2020, the best place to see your team live in season 2021/22 is, of course, at the stadium.
But if you cannot get there for whatever reason, there are other options to catch up with your club’s progress – including live TV, live radio, streaming of selected matches alongside highlights on TV and online of every Sky Bet EFL game.
LIVE TV (DOMESTIC)
In the UK, Sky Sports will show 138 Sky Bet EFL matches, 15 Carabao Cup ties, and the Semi-Finals and Final of the Papa John’s Trophy.
In the case of Weekend Fixtures, the EFL’s designated kick-off times* for Sky Live Matches are usually scheduled as follows:
Friday evenings at 7:45pm or 8:00pm
Saturdays at 12:30pm
Sundays at 12 noon
*Within the Sky contract there are other kick-off times that are available to the broadcaster.
In the case of scheduled Midweek Matches, live Sky fixtures will be between 7:30pm and 8:00pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
TalkSPORT offers exclusive live commentaries on national radio across the Sky Bet EFL as well as non-exclusive rights to the Carabao Cup that are shared by the BBC. Both TalkSPORT and the BBC have the ability to broadcast score flash updates across all competitions. BBC Local Radio also have individual commentary deals with selected EFL Clubs.
LIVE TV (INTERNATIONAL)
Any match shown live on Sky Sports in the UK is made available overseas via the League’s international broadcast partners. As well as this fixture, a minimum of 36 Championship fixtures taking place on Saturdays at 3:00pm, will be distributed for international coverage, alongside selected League One and Two fixtures, Carabao Cup ties, and action from across the Sky Bet Play-Offs.
A full list of the EFL’s international broadcast partners are available here:
In the UK, Quest will continue to be the home for all highlights of matches in the Sky Bet EFL, Carabao Cup and Papa John’s Trophy, with action from a full weekend schedule of matches broadcast at 9pm on Saturdays, and midweek League highlights and Carabao Cup midweek highlights also screened on applicable weeknights. Internationally, a number of the EFL’s broadcast partners show repeat transmissions and highlights.
In respect of domestic streaming, the EFL will return to the position as was prior to the pandemic when the live broadcast or streaming of any match in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is prohibited between the hours of 2:45pm-5:15pm on Saturday afternoons.
EFL Clubs will have the right to live-stream midweek matches on iFollow or Club equivalent service, with Sky Sports also able to stream the same Championship fixtures to subscribers across their Red Button interactive and digital services.
The position in each Sky Bet EFL division is as follows:
All scheduled midweek matches (unless selected by Sky Sports)
Displaced weekend matches – matches which are moved from Saturday 3pm kick-offs for non- TV purposes (at the discretion of the Home Club)
Bank Holiday matches (at the discretion of the Home club)
Matches that fall on an International Weekend will be streamed.
Papa John’s Trophy matches (apart from the Semi-Finals and Final which are live on Sky Sports)
Overseas supporters can watch live all EFL League Two games provided that they have not been selected for international television broadcast in a territory that has an overseas broadcast partner