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Broadcasting and website update

4 August 2021

Among the areas where we are having to make changes following our promotion to the EFL is in our media output and in particular the way we bring our games to supporters through audio and video channels, and the appearance of our website. The broadcasting and pricing for the coverage of EFL games is governed by the league, and we have joined the EFL Digital Collective, which uses the iFollow system for match coverage and to which approximately 75% of EFL clubs belong. This allows supporters to purchase match coverage on a seasonal, monthly or match-by-match basis.

With the Covid situation improved sufficiently to allow supporters back to grounds the broadcasting restrictions in the UK between 2.45pm and 5.15pm on a Saturday have been re-instated, and as a result games cannot be live streamed within the UK (plus the Republic of Ireland) between those hours, but games can be viewed live by overseas supporters provided that the game is not already being shown live in that country or on Sky. Prices internationally are £10 for a single match, £25 for a month or £170 for a season, although until the end of August the season pass can be bought for an ‘early bird’ price of £140.

EFL games played in selected midweeks and on international weekends, and all Papa John’s Trophy games (up to but not including the semi-finals), will be live streamed at a cost of £10 per match, and clubs also have the option to live stream Bank Holiday games, and games displaced from an original Saturday date. Carabao Cup games cannot be live streamed. FA Cup games are under the control of the FA and details will follow at the time of the games.

Unfortunately we are not able to continue our free Mixlr commentary service, but will be providing commentaries on all games courtesy of our SUFCtv team through the iFollow system. Domestic passes cost £2.50 for a single game, £4.49 for a monthly pass and £45 for a season’s pass. Audio commentaries are included in the international prices shown above.

Highlights of games, and a full match re-run, will appear on our website from 1am on the day following a game.

Unlike in the National League, BBC commentaries on EFL games cannot be broadcast on the internet through the BBC website.

These services can all be purchased through the iFollow section on our website, which will be undergoing a change of appearance as we join the EFL Digital Collective. That is scheduled to take place late in the afternoon on Thursday August 5th and iFollow options will be available from that time. Please note the changes are an ongoing process and some parts of the website and systems may take a moment to balance or be updated in due course, but we hope you will appreciate the new look.

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