The EFL has confirmed streaming arrangements ahead of the 2021/22 season, with City supporters no longer able to watch Saturday 3.00pm fixtures via iFollow.
With capacity restrictions lifted ahead of the coming campaign, the EFL has opted to return to the position it held prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, in respect of not streaming fixtures which fell between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday.
This does mean, however, that all scheduled midweek matches are compulsory to be streamed, with revenue generated from these matches to be retained by the club who sold the subscription.
Saturday fixtures which have been displaced for non-commercial (television) reasons will also be eligible for streaming, at the decision of the home club.
Matches which take place on Bank Holiday dates during the season are also eligible to be streamed at the decision of the home club, while games taking place over international weekend dates are all to be streamed on a compulsory basis in Sky Bet League Two.
These dates are as follows:
- Saturday 4 September 2021
- Saturday 9 October 2021
- Saturday 13 November 2021
- Sunday 26 December 2021
- Wednesday 29 December 2021
- Saturday 26 March 2022
- Good Friday - 15 April 2022
- Easter Monday - 18 April 2022
Carabao Cup matches are ineligible to be streamed domestically or internationally, while Papa John's Trophy matches - with the exception of the semi-finals and final - are all eligible to be streamed.
Supporters are reminded that Emirates FA Cup rights - and any decisions on the broadcast or streaming of those games - are fully vested with the FA themselves.
Every match played is eligible for international streaming, except:
- Any game shown live in the UK on Sky Sports (which also passed to international broadcasters)
- One 3.00pm Saturday fixture per round (which is passed to international broadcasters)
Supporters are reminded that Sky Sports are entitled to broadcast up to 20 Sky Bet League Two matches over the course of a season, which ARE NOT available for streaming in the UK market.
A tabled breakdown of which matches can be selected for streaming in the relevant regions during the 2021/22 season can be seen below:
All scheduled midweek matches (unless selected by Sky Sports)
Displaced weekend matches - matches which are moved from Saturday 3.00pm 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
Supporters are politely asked to direct any iFollow-related enquiries to email@example.com.