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EFL live on Sky: Fixtures confirmed for August and September with every EFL club shown live at least three times -Dlight News

Sky Sports has announced the Sky Bet EFL fixtures to be shown live on Sky Sports and Sky Sports+ in August and September, with every EFL club featuring at least three times.

For the period up until the end of September every EFL team will have an opening weekend fixture, a Carabao Cup tie and at least one regular weekend fixture screened live on Sky Sports.

Included in the selections are two Lancashire derbies in the Championship, with Blackburn travelling to Burnley on Saturday August 31 – kick-off 12.30pm – with Rovers then heading to Preston on Sunday September 22 – kick-off 12pm.

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On Saturday August 17, Sky Sports will show the Championship clash between last season’s League One champions Portsmouth and Luton at Fratton Park – kick-off 12.30pm.

In League One, Birmingham host Wrexham in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Monday September 16 – kick-off 8pm.

And Bromley’s first-ever home game in the EFL is set for live coverage against AFC Wimbledon in League Two on Saturday August 17 – kick-off 12.30pm.

Watch your EFL team more than 20 times a season from August
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More than 1,000 EFL games will be broadcast on Sky Sports+ with every team featuring more than 20 times

The EFL season begins with four games on Friday August 9 and every game across the opening weekend of the Championship, League One and League Two will be streamed live on Sky Sports+, a landmark first in broadcasting history.

Prior to the start of the new EFL season, all TV selections will be confirmed for the period up to the FA Cup third round in early January 2025.

This is a landmark commitment, providing fans and clubs up to five months’ notice, an increase from the five weeks’ notice given across the majority of last season.

Across the course of the season, more than 1,000 EFL games will be broadcast on Sky Sports+ with every team featuring more than 20 times, at no extra cost to Sky Sports subscribers.

Everything you need to know about watching YOUR EFL team on Sky this season…

How many of my team’s matches will be live on Sky?

Every single League One and League Two team will be featured live on Sky at least 20 times next season.

And every one of the 24 Championship clubs will be live on Sky at least 24 times.

Where do I go to watch my team?

Matches will be broadcast live across existing Sky Sports channels or on the brand new Sky Sports+ (more on that below!)

This will effectively replace the EFL’s domestic streaming option provided via iFollow and club streaming services.

Wait, what is Sky Sports+?

Launching this August, Sky Sports+ will be integrated into Sky TV, streaming service NOW and the Sky Sports app – giving Sky Sports customers access to over 50 per cent more live sport this year at no extra cost.

With the capability to show up to 100 live events via concurrent streams, Sky Sports+ makes it easier for fans to find and watch their team.

Sky Sports +, launching in August at no extra cost
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Sky Sports +, launching in August at no extra cost

I am a Sky subscriber, do I need to pay extra to watch my team?

No!

Customers with a full Sky Sports subscription won’t need to do a thing.

Once live, Sky Sports+ will simply drop into the existing Sky experience, across Sky Glass, Sky Stream, Sky Q, and NOW.

The revamped Sky Sports app will also become the ultimate home of sports streaming on mobile devices with Sky Sports+ streams accessible directly from the app.

Watch live sport on the revamped Sky Sports App, which boasts a refreshed design and navigation
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Scan the QR code to download the Sky Sports app!

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I am NOT a Sky subscriber, how can I watch my team?

For instant, contract-free access to all Sky Sports channels, non-Sky subscribers can purchase a NOW Sports Day or Month Membership.

From August, this will also include every single live Sky Sports+ stream and on demand catch-up content.

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Which games will be live on Sky?

Each full weekend of EFL fixtures will see 10 live matches shown – including three Championship, two League One and two League Two matches all broadcast live at 12:30pm on Saturdays.

All opening weekend, final day, and midweek fixtures in the EFL will be shown live, as will all games played on Bank Holidays including Easter, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.

The matches played in League One and League Two during international breaks will also be available live.

For the first time ever, fans will be also able to watch every match from the Carabao Cup and Bristol Street Motors Trophy.

Will fixtures keep moving if they are broadcast?

While some matches will be rescheduled for broadcast purposes, the majority of fixtures won’t be moved.

How long in advance will I know about fixture changes?

All live matches selected for broadcast up to the FA Cup third Round in January 2025 will be communicated before the start of the season.

Greater parity in the number of times that clubs are selected for TV coverage is also guaranteed.

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