Matches taking place from Round Two of this season’s Checkatrade Trophy will be broadcast to fans in the UK and overseas via the EFL’s live streaming platform, iFollow...
It means that fans at home and abroad will be able to watch their team live on screen no matter where they are based, with all ties up until the conclusion of the Quarter-Finals scheduled to be streamed online. The Semi-Finals and Final will then be screened live on Sky Sports.
Round Two ties are being made available at a set price of £5, while any existing annual or monthly iFollow subscribers will be given access for free.
This development has been made possible due to the recently announced domestic broadcast agreement with Sky, whereby EFL Clubs have been granted the rights to stream Checkatrade Trophy games to a domestic audience from the start of the 2019/20 season. That opportunity has now been brought forward to take effect from this season’s competition.
In addition, Round Two matches of the Checkatrade Trophy will be used as the start of a trial to consider enhancements to the iFollow offering, as the EFL starts planning to increase the quality of coverage and production values ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.
The game will:
- Be available for £5 as a match pass domestically and internationally
- As part of the trial the game will be covered by more than one camera
- Graphics will be included
- Neutral commentary will be pushed onto the video feed of both clubs
Audio only coverage will still be available, as will match highlights as usual on iFollow.
To buy a £5 match pass now, click here.