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Important message for supporters

16 October 2020

Since lockdown at the back end of last season and through this term so far, the EFL have invested considerable sums into the iFollow live streaming service to allow supporters the opportunity to follow your team whilst unable to enter stadia.

Here at Hillsborough, iFollow Wednesday is the sole legal provider of all our Championship games not broadcast live by Sky Sports, with four-camera coverage, replays and commentary.

Sheffield Wednesday receive 100% of the £10 match pass cost from our supporters purchasing live streams of Championship fixtures, which provides vital revenue at a time when income has been decimated by the Covid-19 crisis.

And as our games continue to be played behind closed doors for at least the foreseeable future, we recognise the importance of iFollow live streaming directly into your home.

However, some individuals hawk alternative streams that are not only morally wrong but illegal.

We cannot emphasise strongly enough that any redistribution of live match footage is damaging football clubs and against the law.

It is clear that only a small percentage of our supporters are enticed into parting with hard-earned money to these unscrupulous sites but we would unequivocally advise that you subscribe to the official iFollow product only.

Together with the EFL, relevant authorities and stakeholders, the club and our supporters must do all in our power to win the ongoing battle against piracy and eliminate illegal streams.

Monitoring is at an all-time high and any platform providing transmissions of our games other than iFollow will be taken down and face the prospect of legal action. As a result, our supporters will lose your money and the ability to watch the game.

Should you become aware of any illegal stream being shared or redistributed, please email mediaenquiries@swfc.co.uk and we will take the necessary action.

Finally, please do make the club aware on the same email address should you experience any problems or have a query regarding the iFollow service.

Since a universal commentary outage that affected all clubs during our first game of the season at Cardiff was resolved, the iFollow platform has proven a robust and reliable viewing experience.

A number of issues have arisen from incorrect browsers/software used and we have published a comprehensive FAQ HERE to assist with any troubleshooting required.

In addition, we are here to help on all levels where possible and alongside our streaming partners, the club will always seek to provide a positive and satisfactory outcome.

So get right behind the team at Birmingham on Saturday from afar and remember, the £10 pay per view revenue goes in full to our club.

Thank you for your co-operation and continued support.

 


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