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How to watch the EFL Championship: Stream three live matches on Sky Sports this weekend

Our guide to watching the 2023/24 EFL Championship season live

Sky Sports subscribers can watch three live EFL Championship games this weekend, including fixtures involving three of the top six.

On Friday, 29 September, Sheffield Wednesday host Sunderland live on Sky Sports Main Event. The Owls were promoted from League One last season but are rooted to the bottom of the table having picked up just two points from their opening eight games. The Black Cats, meanwhile, made it to the play-offs in 2022/23 and lie fifth heading into the weekend.

Saturday’s live game sees Southampton take on Leeds United at 12.30pm on Sky Sports Football. Both clubs are targeting an immediate return to the Premier League following relegation last term but it’s Leeds who have made the better start. They’re sixth on 13 points and have only lost once, while the Saints are three points behind them having lost their last four games.

The final live game of the weekend comes from Ewood Park where Blackburn Rovers meet Leicester City. Rovers sit in mid-table with three wins, four defeats and a draw to their name and are already 11 points behind their opponents, who have won seven of their eight games to date and top the table on goal difference. Kick-off is at 12pm on Sky Sports Football.

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to live Championship football in the UK and will show over 100 games during the 2023/24 campaign. The easiest way to access its channels is via a Now Sky Sports membership, which costs £35/mth or £12 for a day pass, which also includes access to the mobile app for a month.

Other subscription information, including how to watch the EFL Championship if you live abroad, can be found below the list of upcoming live EFL Championship fixtures.

How to watch the EFL Championship in the UK: Upcoming live fixtures

Friday, 29 September

  • Sheffield Wednesday vs Sunderland at 8pm on Sky Sports Football

Saturday, 30 September

  • Southampton vs Leeds United at 12.30pm on Sky Sports Football

Sunday, 1 October

  • Blackburn Rovers vs Leicester City at 12pm on Sky Sports Football

Tuesday, 3 October

  • Birmingham City vs Huddersfield Town at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Ipswich Town vs Hull City at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Middlesbrough vs Cardiff City at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Plymouth Argyle vs Millwall at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Stoke City vs Southampton at 8pm on Sky Sports Football
  • West Brom vs Sheffield Wednesday at 8pm on Sky Sports Red Button

Wednesday, 4 October

  • Coventry City vs Blackburn Rovers at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Leeds United vs QPR at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Leicester City vs Preston North End at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Sunderland vs Watford at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Swansea City vs Norwich City at 7.45pm on Sky Sports Red Button
  • Rotherham United vs Bristol City at 8pm on Sky Sports Football

Friday, 6 October

  • Birmingham City vs West Brom at 8pm on Sky Sports Football

Saturday, 7 October

  • Sunderland vs Middlesbrough at 12.30pm on Sky Sports Football

How to watch the EFL Championship in the UK: Sky Sports

Sky Sports is the broadcast partner of the Sky Bet Championship and you can add the eight-channel Sky Sports package, which includes Sky Sports Premier League and Sky Sports Football, to your existing Sky TV subscription for £20/mth.

If you don’t already have Sky, you can purchase an 18-month Sky Stream subscription to Sky Entertainment and Netflix for £26/mth (free for the first month) and add Sky Sports as a separate TV pack for a further £20/mth. Sky Stream lets you access Sky channels over a Wi-Fi connection without the need for a satellite dish.

Alternatively, you can purchase a Sky Q plan, which includes a set-top box, for £28/mth for 18 months plus a £20 set-up fee, and add the Sky Sports package to that instead.

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How to watch the EFL Championship in the UK: Now Sports Membership

As we mentioned above, in order to get Sky Sports, you’ll need to be an existing Sky TV customer, and then add the Sky Sports Premier League or Sky Sports package to your existing account. All accounts tie you down to long-term contracts and are subject to one-time setup and installation fees.

If you prefer cheering for your favourite football team in the Sky Bet EFL Championship without any of these contracts and fees, you’re better off subscribing to Now (formerly Now TV). This is a subscription-based, on-demand service giving you access to all Sky Sports content without any of the subsidiary fees or long-term commitments.

To live-stream the Sky Bet EFL Championship on any of your devices, you’ll need the Now Sports Membership. You have two options to subscribe to this pass:

  • Now Sports Day Membership for £11.98
  • Now Sports Month Membership for £35/mth

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How to watch the EFL Championship in the US: ESPN+

If you live across the pond from the UK – in the United States – then your best option to live stream the EFL Championship games online is to use ESPN+.

The channel also live-streams other football tournaments including the Italian Serie A, Carabao Cup, World Rugby Sevens, Champions Rugby, and US sporting events like UFC, MLS, MLB and NBA.

ESPN+ costs $5.99 a month and you can cancel your subscription at any time.

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How to watch the EFL Championship in Australia, the Middle East and North Africa: beIn Sports

EFL Championship enthusiasts in Australia, Turkey and the Middle East and North Africa can view live streams of the majority of games on another popular sports subscription service beIn Sports.

The service also broadcasts all the Premier League games if you’re based in the Middle East and North Africa.

beIn Sports costs $10/mth (depending on where you live) but includes a two-week free trial, which is more than enough time to decide whether or not you love the service.

Subscribe to beIn Sports

How to live stream the EFL Championship: Betfair and Bet365

The Betfair and Bet365 apps also broadcast some EFL Championship games via their website and apps.

However, their coverage will vary based on which country you live in.

How to watch live stream EFL Championship from anywhere: use a VPN

We always recommend using a VPN to keep all your browsing data away from prying eyes.

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