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iFollow | How to watch Saddlers v Bury in Checkatrade Trophy action on Saturday

30 November 2017

Club News

iFollow | How to watch Saddlers v Bury in Checkatrade Trophy action on Saturday

30 November 2017

As revealed last week on, our game against Bury on Saturday in the Checkatrade Trophy second round will be streamed live for iFollow subscribers in the UK and abroad.

As part of an EFL trial, the video stream from our game will be available both domestically and internationally to subscribers, with current monthly and seasonal subscribers able to access the game.

There will also be a £5 Match Pass available to UK and international supporters not currently with a paid subscription to iFollow which will allow fans to watch the Bury game as The Saddlers look to push into the next round of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Match Passes will be available to purchase from the iFollow page from Friday, December 1st.

The game will be covered by several cameras and will also carry graphics and neutral commentary from the Banks's Stadium.

Ash Wilkinson and Mick Kearns will also be providing full audio commentary for any supporters only looking to listen to tomorrow's match - make sure to tune in and text in if you are following the game with Ash and Mick!

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 season.

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. 

"I am confident that this latest development will bring the competition to a new audience as interest and excitement grows throughout the knock-out stages."

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