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EFL: How to watch the EFL this season

Where to tune in to follow the football

2 August 2018

Ahead of the season kick off this weekend, below is where you can go to make sure you're following the EFL action throughout this campaign.

Sky

Throughout the course of the 2018/19 season, Sky Sports will exclusively show 127 live Sky Bet EFL matches - including the drama of the Play-Offs in May. 

Games will be shown regularly on Friday nights and Saturday evenings on Sky Sports Football – plus there will be more midweek matches than ever before. 

Derby’s visit to Reading on Friday is the first of 30 matches already announced in the first three months of the season. 

Quest

Quest, the Discovery-owned free-to-air TV channel powered by Eurosport, is the new home of football highlights for the Sky Bet Championship, Sky Bet League One, Sky Bet League Two, Carabao Cup and Checkatrade Trophy. 

Kicking-off from the 2018/19 season, the four-year deal will see Quest provide 90 minutes of extensive match highlights, hosted by Colin Murray, in primetime at 9pm every Saturday night. 

Quest is available across Freeview, Freesat, Sky, Virgin Media and BT TV and it was confirmed in July that the show will be available to watch in HD on Sky, Virgin and Freesat. 

Alongside its comprehensive TV coverage, Quest aims to engage more fans than ever before with a dedicated social media show. EFL: The Reaction, whilst an interactive, fan-centric Facebook LIVE programme hosted by Colin Murray will broadcast at 6pm every Saturday on Quest’s UK Facebook page. 

Radio

Once again in 2018/19, the talkSPORT network will be the only place to hear 110 regular season EFL matches as well as the Play-Off Semi-Finals and Finals. 

The broadcaster also has the rights to air commentaries of up to 25 Carabao Cup fixtures per season, including the Final, and exclusive rights to the Checkatrade Trophy. 

For Carlisle United, BBC Radio Cumbria continue to stream their commentary for our iFollow United subscribers. They also broadcast on 95.6FM and Freeview channel 721 for anyone within the Cumbria geo-bubble. 

International TV

In addition to matches being available to overseas viewers via the iFollow platform, EFL matches are also broadcast in over 150 territories around the world by international broadcasters. 

BeIN Sports will be broadcasting live EFL coverage in the Middle East, as well as Australia and New Zealand, whilst Viacom 18 Media and ssports.com will be supplying match action from India and China, respectively. 

In the United States, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3 and BamTech will be covering all three divisions of the EFL, as the expansion of the English game to overseas audiences continues. 

A full list of where it is available can be found via www.efl.com/iFollow/international-broadcasters/


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