EFL Championship & Cup on ESPN Networks

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  1. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    #1 QPR Kevin H, Aug 3, 2017
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2017
    OK! I guess we're finally set now.

    ENGLISH FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONSHIP

    Fri Aug 4, 2:45 PM ET
    Sunderland vs. Derby County
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    Sat Aug 5, 10:00 AM ET
    Fulham vs. Norwich City
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    Sat Aug 5, 12:30 PM ET
    Aston Villa vs. Hull City
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    Sun Aug 6, 11:30 AM ET
    Bolton Wanderers vs. Leeds United
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  2. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Gonna go the ESPN3 route this year I guess.
     
  3. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    How will this impact the ifollow thing? I thought I heard the games on beIN would be blacked out on ifollow. Since ESPN3 is capable of showing every single game, how will that impact the new service?
     
  4. Art Deco

    Art Deco Member

    Dec 10, 2009
    The iFollow blackouts will be for those games the EFL internationally distributes, which typically are one 10AM game on Saturday, the 12:30PM game on Saturday, and the single matches on Fridays, Sundays and Mondays. With the exception of the 10AM Saturday game 99% of the time these are the games that SKY broadcasts domestically in the UK.

    These were the same games that BeIN had last year that they usually showed on Connect or delay on the regular channel, or on occasion, live.
     
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  5. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    ESPN3 will show the designated TV matches (what Sky shows in the UK) + a Saturday 3pm UK match designated for intl distribution. By appearances, same as beIN. iFollow and individual club streaming services cannot show these matches marked for intl TV distribution -- but they can show all others. ESPN will not show matches outside the intl TV rights parameter, leaving clubs the rights to most League and Cup games.
     
  6. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Thanks for clarifying.
     
  7. Lovac1

    Lovac1 Member

    Jun 6, 2012
    Fubotv still lists these games on beIN channels. Maybe this change will mean that they will try little harder to get ESPN to fubotv.
     
  8. Dyvel

    Dyvel Member+

    Jul 24, 1999
    The dog end of a day gone by
    Club:
    Leeds United AFC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    So when Leeds are on I can watch on my phone at work, or from the comfort of my living room, or not even get out of bed on a Saturday morning?
     
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  9. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    So no more matches on BEIN? They just showed a promo that had the EFL crest on television the other day.
     
  10. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    Also, do they have the Spanish Language rights too? Are they going to show anything on ESPN Deportes?
     
  11. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Their twitter responses to the espn questions suggest that there may be news on that front soon.
     
  12. Jamooky

    Jamooky Member+

    Mar 24, 2006
    Cleveland, OH USA
    Club:
    Arsenal FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Meh, not the greatest news for me. I hate watching games on my tablet and if I connect to ESPN3 through my PS4, I can't flip between games. I'll figure something out.
     
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  13. DAK77

    DAK77 Member+

    Nov 10, 2008
    Grandview Heights, OH
    Club:
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    After losing BeIn on Playstation Vue and thinking that it was going to be difficult to watch Leeds games this season this is such great news. MOT.
     
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  14. Ed Ennui

    Ed Ennui Member

    Lazio
    United States
    Jul 18, 2006
    Yoknapatawpha County
    Club:
    SS Lazio Roma
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    This is good for Comcast customers like me. Comcast still doesn't offer Connect, and the actual BeIn channel is only available in SD.
     
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  15. beInSchwartz

    beInSchwartz Member

    Aug 20, 2012
    Club:
    ABC Natal
    Really hope they don't pull an NBC Gold with this where I have to eventually pay actual money to watch a one off Liverpool v Bristol City Cup match. Streaming is still not as good as the television, but I much prefer ESPN commentators and their on demand aspect to beIN.

    Getting sort of annoying that there's a gap in all of the streaming services where they're missing one of the major soccer properties. Vue was just about there and lost beIN. Some of the bundling is already getting too broad. Would love it to be more customizable.
     
  16. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    Yeah, it may 'only' be streaming now, but this deal opens The EFL up to tens of millions more people in the US -- and via accounts they already subscribe to.
     
  17. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    ESPN rarely does this with their online properties. The only big example I can think of was with their coverage of the ICC (cricket) Champions Trophy earlier in the summer. Created a one-off subscription package for the event. But that's still more of the case with major cricket events. I liken ESPN's streaming deal for the EFL to their deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, where they show all England and televised County Cricket matches through regular ESPN3. That arrangement has been really great for cricket lovers in the US.
     
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  18. HomietheClown

    HomietheClown Member+

    Dusselheim FC 1971
    Sep 4, 2010
    Club:
    --other--
    I am hoping they have the playoffs at the end of the season on ESPN or ESPN2.
    I rarely watch the Championship but the last few seasons I have been drawn into the playoffs at Wembley though.
     
  19. QPR Kevin H

    QPR Kevin H BigSoccer Supporter

    May 23, 2001
    Silver Spring, MD
    Club:
    Queens Park Rangers FC
    Nat'l Team:
    Ireland Republic
    The ESPN3 stream is beautiful. The Championship now has better online picture quality in the US than the Premier League :p
     
  20. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    I don't know if this has been covered before, but it looks like you can get a single game match pass for the ifollow games. Forest-Millwall is viewable for $7.
     
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  21. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Much of the ESPN3 content is not tied to having cable, but rather to your internet provider. I cut the cable cord, a couple of months ago, but I can get all of the ESPN3 live and archived content through their Roku app. There are things that may be broadcast live on ESPN or ESPN2 that are NOT available on ESPN3--but that wil unlikely be the case with EFL, I would think.
     
  22. daniloni

    daniloni Member

    Tottenham Hotspur
    United States
    Jul 17, 2013
    Oakland, CA
    Club:
    Atlanta
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    The ESPN FAQ states that espn3 content is not available on connected devices without a video subscription. I'm glad that it's still available despite the FAQ, but the fact that it's posted means it may be taken away soon. IMG_0649.JPG
     
  23. Roti2000

    Roti2000 Member

    Apr 27, 2012
    Ugh, thanks for the heads up!
     
  24. TJNash

    TJNash Member

    May 22, 2012
    San Diego, CA
    Club:
    Manchester City FC
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Watching the Sunderland match on my TV via the Directv/ESPN red button streaming option. This might be the solution for those modern Luddites among us like North Bank, etc.
     

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