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How to Watch the EFL Championship in 2023-24 in the UK

The Premier League invariably grabs the headlines thanks to its elite clubs and world-class players, but the second tier of English football is arguably among the most entertaining and unpredictable leagues in the world.

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Our comprehensive guide to TV coverage and live streams for the Championship covers everything you need to know. If you’re wondering how to watch the Championship in the UK in 2023-24, we’ve got you covered.

What Channel Has EFL Championship TV Rights in the UK? 

Live EFL Championship matches are broadcast on TV by Sky Sports in the UK. Thanks to an agreement between Sky and the English Football League (EFL), Sky Sports is the only place to watch live Championship football on TV in the UK. 

Sky has the rights to show 92 live Championship games during the 2023-24 season, including all four play-off semi-finals as well as the Championship play-off final, which is scheduled to take place at Wembley on Sunday, May 26, 2024. 

Best TV Packages to Watch the EFL Championship in the UK 

As we already mentioned, Sky Sports holds the exclusive EFL Championship TV rights in the UK. There are many different subscription packages for Sky Sports, with monthly prices varying depending on the quality of the package. 

NOW’s Sports Membership is currently the cheapest way to watch all 92 Championship matches via Sky Sports. The no-contract, cancel-anytime deal costs £34.99 a month, meaning you don’t need a Sky subscription to enjoy the action. 

Of course, you can pick up one of the many Sky Sports subscriptions on offer. However, Sky subscriptions require you to sign up for an extended period, leaving you tied down to a contract.

Best Deals, Free Trials and Special Offers to Watch the EFL Championship in the UK


While Sky Sports holds the TV rights for Championship football in the UK, fans can access a range of Sky Sports channels via special offers and trials, without getting a traditional Sky Sports subscription.

We have already highlighted the Sports Membership from NOW, but there are other options on offer. For example, Virgin Media has several packages that include Sky Sports channels. You can purchase the Bigger Bundle, Ultimate Volt Bundle or Biggest TV Bundle and take advantage of fibre broadband Championship live streams. 

Best EFL Championship Live Streaming Options in the UK 


In addition to watching Championship matches on TV, fans in the UK can enjoy live EFL Championship live streams on their favourite mobile devices, including smartphones, tablets and laptops. 

Sky Sports customers can use the Sky Go app to watch live Championship streams, while the Virgin TV Go app enables Virgin Media customers to stay up to date with all the latest Championship action. 

On top of that, a selection of Championship matches can be streamed by clubs in the UK using the EFL’s dedicated iFollow streaming platform. Be sure to check out both the EFL and specific club websites for more information. 

How to Watch the EFL Championship Using a VPN  

If a Sky Sports subscription isn’t your preference, the great news is that you can use a VPN to live stream Championship matches.

Numerous reliable VPN providers are available, such as NordVPN and ExpressVPN. Nonetheless, we advise conducting your own research before venturing into the realm of VPNs.

Once you have one, you can sign up for a package with an international broadcaster and sign in to follow their coverage via live streaming using your chosen VPN.

Best Platforms to Watch EFL Championship Highlights in the UK  

Although Sky Sports is the only provider with rights to live Championship games in the UK, it is not the only place where you can watch Championship highlights. In fact, there are several options when it comes to watching EFL Championship highlights. 

ITV has the rights to Championship highlights, with its dedicated EFL highlights show airing at 9pm every Saturday on ITV4. The show is also repeated on ITV1 later the same evening and replayed on Sunday mornings, while fans can watch both live and on-demand via the ITVX streaming service.

The EFL highlights show on ITV provides highlights, goals and analysis from not only the EFL Championship, but also the EFL League One and EFL League Two.

The Sky Sports Football YouTube channel also has highlights of all the key matches and moments, while most Championship clubs provide highlights via their own YouTube channels. 

FAQ: How to Watch the EFL Championship in 2023-24 

Q. Can you watch the Championship for free in the UK? 
A. Sadly, fans in the UK cannot watch live EFL Championship matches for free in the UK. If you want to watch the Championship on TV, you will need a Sky Sports subscription. 

Q. Is the Championship on YouTube? 
A. Live Championship games are not available on YouTube. However, fans can stay up to date with EFL Championship highlights via the EFL highlights show on ITV, the Sky Sports Football YouTube channel, and club-specific channels. 

Q. Where can I stream live Championship matches? 
A. Sky Sports holds the Championship TV rights in the UK. You can stream live EFL Championship matches via Sky Sports TV channels and the EFL’s iFollow streaming platform. 

Q. Which app shows the Championship live? 
A. Sky Sports customers can use the Sky Go app to stream live Championship matches. For Virgin Media customers, the Virgin TV Go app is the place to go. 

Q. Is Championship football free on Amazon Prime UK? 
A. Championship games are not free on Amazon Prime in the UK. In fact, Amazon doesn’t show any Championship action under the current rights deal, free or otherwise.

Q. How can I watch iFollow in the UK? 
A. Many Championship clubs offer iFollow subscriptions, enabling fans to access the EFL’s streaming platform and watch a selection of live games throughout the season. Visit your favourite club’s website for more information on subscription prices and availability.


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