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iFollow Match Pass V Accrington Stanley

5 December 2017

We are pleased to announce that tonight's Checkatrade Trophy Second Round tie will be available via iFollow Match Pass this evening.

This is the first time that the match pass will be available to all Imps' supporters both domestically and internationally, rather than the broadcast only being available to international iFollow viewers.

Current monthly and seasonal pass holders will be able to access the game, however, the price for the match pass this evening for non-subscribers is just £5.

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 offer, as the EFL starts planning to increase the quality of coverage and production values ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

Speaking ahead of the second round ties, EFL Chief Executive, Shaun Harvey, said: “The ability to live stream EFL matches is an exciting new innovation that is already having a major impact for overseas fans of EFL Clubs since we launched iFollow ahead of the 2017/18 season.

“This opportunity is being extended to UK-based fans from next season, as we develop plans to deliver live domestic streaming for any non-Saturday 3pm league and live TV games.

“It therefore presents supporters in the UK with a great opportunity to get a taster of the online match day experience and follow their team as the competition nears its conclusion at Wembley on Sunday 8 April." 

To take up the offer of the iFollow Match pass for this evening's Checkatrade Trophy game against Accrington Stanley for just £5, click HERE


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