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How to watch the EFL Championship: Live action resumes on 10 December

Andy White
14 Nov 2022
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Our guide to watching EFL Championship action live wherever you are in the world

The EFL Championship is on hold until 3 December as the footballing world turns its attention to the Qatar World Cup.

The first winter World Cup gets underway on Sunday, 20 November, with the group stages concluding on Friday, December 2. EFL Championship action resumes the next day but there's only one game scheduled - Sunderland vs Millwall - and that's not being televised.

There's a full programme the following weekend, however, and Sky Sports will show live games on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.

Blackburn Rovers take on Preston North End at 12pm on 10 December, QPR face Burnley at 1pm on 11 December, while Sunderland meet West Brom at 8pm on 12 December.

Burnley top the table heading into the break and have a three-point lead over second-placed Sheffield United. Blackburn, Watford, Norwich City and Millwall occupy the play-off places, with Huddersfield Town, Blackpool and Wigan Atheltic making up the bottom three.

But as ever, the Championship is incredibly tight and a good run can see clubs move up the league very quickly, while a series of defeats can send a side plummeting toward the relegation zone.

Sky Sports has exclusive rights to live Championship football in the UK and the easiest way to access its channels is via a Now Sky Sports membership, which costs £25/mth for six months 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: Upcoming live fixtures

Saturday, 10 December

  • Blackburn Rovers vs Preston North End at 12pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, 11 December

  • QPR vs Burnley at 1pm on Sky Sports

Monday, 12 December

  • Sunderland vs West Brom at 8pm on Sky Sports

Friday, 16 December

  • Birmingham City vs Reading at 8pm on Sky Sports

Saturday, 17 December

  • Norwich City vs Blackburn Rovers at 5.30pm on Sky Sports

Sunday, 18 December

  • Luton Town vs Millwall at 12pm on Sky Sports

Monday, 19 December

  • Wigan Athletic vs Sheffield United at 8pm on Sky Sports

How to watch the EFL Championship in the UK: How will the World Cup affect the season?

The 2022/23 EFL Championship campaign gets underway early this year to accommodate the FIFA World Cup, which takes place in Qatar in November and December.

The first round of games will be played over the weekend of Saturday, 30 July, with a further 15 rounds of matches squeezed in before mid-November.

Championship action will then be put on hold until 10 December following the conclusion of the World Cup group stage.


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

Sky Sports is the broadcast partner of the Sky Bet Championship. There are two ways to get Sky Sports if you have Sky. You might first consider adding Sky Sports Premier League and Football channels to your existing Sky TV package for £18/mth.

However, if you enjoy other sports, you're far better off getting Sky's package granting you access to all 11 of its sports channels. That package currently costs £25/mth for 18 months.

If you don't already have Sky, you can currently purchase an 18-month Sky Sports contract for £43/mth plus a one-off £20 installation fee.

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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, 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, then you're better off subscribing to subscribe 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 £20/mth for three months

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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.

Subscribe to ESPN+


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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