2020/21 Sky Bet EFL season: January fixture schedule on Sky Sports

Sky Sports will show 130 live EFL contests throughout the 2020/21 campaign; Stoke vs Watford, Preston vs Reading, Middlesbrough vs Blackburn all added to schedule in January

Sky Sports has announced more Sky Bet EFL matches to be televised in January.

Three more games have been added to the schedule for the penultimate weekend of the month, with top-six hopefuls Stoke and Watford meeting in front of the Sky Sports cameras on Friday January 22.

A double-header on Sunday January 24 will see more sides aim to prove their promotion credentials as Preston take on Reading before Middlesbrough host Blackburn.

Confirmed EFL games on Sky Sports

Middlesbrough's Marcus Tavernier (left) celebrates scoring his side's second goal of the game
Image: Middlesbrough will host Blackburn as well as Birmingham, live on Sky

Sat Jan 16: Middlesbrough vs Birmingham (12.30pm)

Sat Jan 16: Barnsley vs Swansea (7.45pm)

Tues Jan 19: Derby vs Bournemouth (6pm)

Tues Jan 19: Reading vs Coventry (6pm)

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Wed Jan 20: Norwich vs Bristol City (6pm)

Fri Jan 22: Stoke vs Watford (7.45pm)

Sun Jan 24: Preston vs Reading (12.30pm)

Sun Jan 24: Middlesbrough vs Blackburn (3pm)

Tues Jan 26: Ipswich vs Sunderland, 7.45pm

Fri Jan 29: Reading vs Bournemouth, 8pm

Sat Jan 30: Norwich vs Middlesbrough (12.30pm)

Sat Jan 30: Huddersfield vs Stoke (3pm)

All Sky Bet EFL matches available on TV or online

While the doors remain shut to fans, or with limited spectators allowed through the turnstiles, an arrangement exists whereby all matches that are not live on Sky Sports will be available to stream by clubs on iFollow (or club equivalent service), for a match pass price of £10.

In addition, season-ticket holders will, under the newly agreed framework, be provided access to all home games subject to the agreement of the club where the supporter holds a season ticket. In the Championship access to away midweek matches will also be available as part of the season ticket package if clubs choose to offer it.

The match by match streaming and season ticket offer is a temporary measure that has only been put in place while clubs operate at a zero or reduced capacity as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and will be subject to regular review.

EFL chief executive David Baldwin said: "There is no argument that attending live matches is what the League, its clubs and fans want to see and, clearly, the overriding objective is to get supporters back into stadiums as soon as it is safe to do so. In the meantime, this framework allows our clubs, if they so wish, to reward their most loyal supporters by providing what we hope is only short-term access to watch their matches.

"It's important that whilst the doors remain fully, or part shut, we ensure there is the ability for fans of all EFL clubs to be able to gain access and watch their team and I would like to take this opportunity to thank Sky Sports for their support in this matter. Collectively, it's not our preferred situation but given the circumstances Covid has presented us it gives us a temporary option whilst we finalise our plans for fans returning."

Sky Bet Championship streaming

Championship clubs are able to stream any match not shown live on Sky to fans who purchase individual match passes for £10.

The new framework for season-ticket holders allows clubs to have the option to provide streams of:

  • All home matches, including those shown live on Sky
  • Any midweek away match, including those shown live on Sky

Clubs cannot provide access to any away weekend match, live on Sky or not, within a season ticket package.

Leagues One and Two streaming

League One and Two are able to stream any match not shown live on Sky to fans who purchase individual match passes for £10.

The new framework for season-ticket holders allows clubs to have the option to also stream:

  • All home matches, including those shown live on Sky

Clubs cannot provide access to any away match, live on Sky or not, within a season ticket package.

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