The EFL have confirmed that there will no Saturday streaming of Hull City matches this season.
Last season saw supporters able to watch home and away matches via iFollow due to games being played behind closed doors, but with fans now allowed back and stadiums largely operating at full capacity from this weekend, the pre-pandemic streaming arrangements have been resumed.
It means supporters in the UK will be unable to watch this Saturday’s Championship opener at Preston North End via iFollow, though midweek games will be available on the Sky Sports red button service or via iFollow with clubs hoping fans will return to grounds in numbers when the campaign gets underway on Friday night.
“In respect of domestic streaming, the EFL will return to the position as was prior to the pandemic when the live broadcast or streaming of any match in England, Wales and Northern Ireland is prohibited between the hours of 2:45pm-5:15pm on Saturday afternoons,” the EFL said in a statement.
“EFL clubs will have the right to live stream midweek matches on iFollow or club equivalent service, with Sky Sports also able to stream the same Championship fixtures to subscribers across their Red Button interactive and digital services.”
City are yet to reveal their streaming intentions for their upcoming midweek fixtures which begin next Tuesday with a home clash against Wigan Athletic in the Carabao Cup.
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