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How to watch the Championship on US TV and streaming

How to watch the Championship on US TV

If you’re trying to find out where to watch the Championship on US TV and streaming, we have all of the information you need in this one page.

The Championship is one of the most entertaining and competitive leagues in the world, attracting fans of many great British clubs, and here in the US there are multiple ways to watch your favorite team play every week.

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Where to watch the Championship on US TV and Internet

Unfortunately, none of the Championship games are shown on television in the United States.

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ESPN has reached an agreement with BAMTech, the rights holder to the Championship and EFL Cup, to carry an average of 3-4 Championship games on ESPN+, their new paid streaming service, every weekend. ESPN+ costs just $6.99 per month or $69.99 annually.

The service streams what is, on paper, the most exciting games each weekend.

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But if you’re a fan of a particular Championship club and you want to watch all of the home and away games not shown on ESPN+, you can subscribe to your club’s video streaming service. In the 2017/18 season, the English Football League (EFL) launched a paid-subscription service for most Championship, League One and League Two clubs. By doing so, it allowed supporters of these clubs outside the United Kingdom and Ireland to be able to subscribe to live and on-demand streams of their favorite club’s leagues matches. The groundbreaking change meant that you’ll be able to stream all of your club’s Football League games for the first time ever.

Some clubs went ahead with their own streaming services instead of iFollow, so you need to check with your club’s official website to see what video streaming options are available.

Note, however, that any games streamed on ESPN+ are not available through your club’s video streaming service or iFollow, so ideally you’ll need to subscribe to both ESPN+ and your club in order to ensure you don’t miss out on any league matches.

There are so many questions about iFollow that we’ve created an iFollow FAQ that will answer all of your questions in detail.

Championship Scheduling

Thankfully, ESPN and iFollow provide the opportunities to watch an entertaining competition. However, there are sometimes last-minute changes to the programming schedules. This could be just days before scheduled games kick off.

Therefore, the best way to stay updated on when Championship games are on US TV/streaming is to bookmark our Championship TV schedule. This is updated weekly, or daily, throughout the entire season.

ESPN+ also streams select League One and League Two matches during the season.

Radio coverage

Check with the official websites for Championship clubs for audio of select matches. You can also find live radio broadcasts of games on TalkSport2, which is available via TuneIn and through the website.

League Cup

The English Football League Cup is played amongst the teams in the top four tiers of the English League. To start, the first round kicks off in early August followed by the second round later that month. Then, the second round occurs in late September. After that, respective rounds roll on until the final takes place in late February.

Since the competition takes place midweek, ESPN+’s coverage of the Carabao Cup has been very good, broadcasting more games from the competition than beIN SPORTS did when they last had the rights two years ago.

Surely, there will be questions on where to watch the Championship on US TV or streaming. If so, ask in the comments section below and we’ll reply as soon as we can.


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  1. Andrew

    August 8, 2021 at 4:24 pm

    Anyone know what’s up with ESPN+ League One games for the 2021-22 season? They showed Charlton-Sheffield Wednesday yesterday but looking ahead I can’t find any more that are being shown on ESPN+.

    • Christopher Harris

      August 8, 2021 at 8:28 pm

      They usually show a game every week or two throughout the season. That’s all that’s made available to them. We add them to our Soccer TV Schedules App as soon as we find out the details.

  2. maggie ann lupton

    September 12, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Shoul have probably added that I want to watch Leeds games both League cup and champions league.

    • Christopher Harris

      September 13, 2017 at 6:21 pm

      Hi Maggie, your best bet would be to try a trial to Sling Orange and Blue (together) so you can watch ESPN3 for select Leeds games in the Championship as well as League Cup plus FS1, FS2 and other FOX channels for the UEFA Champions League.

      You can get a free trial to Sling TV at

      • Raymond C. Delphenis

        December 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm

        hey Chris- as a rabid Swansea supporter it looks like we are gonna be dependent on your wise words come next season….. quick question. do you know how much the Championship TV contract is worth to each team? I’ve looked online and cant find the amounts. many thanks

        • Christopher Harris

          December 26, 2017 at 9:01 am

          Hi Raymond, I don’t know the answer to that one. Sorry.

        • Jon

          December 26, 2017 at 4:29 pm

          Hi Raymond,
          Swansea would get just over £2 million from the Football League. Other Championship teams would also get £4.3 million in Premier League solidarity money but Swansea would get a parachute payment instead of the solidarity money. The parachute payment is worth vastly more, of course.

  3. maggie ann lupton

    September 12, 2017 at 2:30 pm

    I am an avid Leeds supporter ( born there ) have every possible soccer channel but ESPN 3 !!! not computer/TV savvy, what’s my best bet please & thank you

  4. Rob Brock

    August 23, 2017 at 11:18 am

    Is there a great site out there to access all the Championship highlights (video) in one, comprehensive package/show (similar to Goal Zone) since we only get to see a handful of Championship games on ESPN3?

  5. David Crowley

    August 23, 2017 at 10:40 am

    Sorry about the horrible typing jeezz. But sure u get the jest. BEIN SPORTS / SKYBET ENGLISH CHAMPIONSHIP…. Will i get to wat h on channnel 392 on dish network providet

    • Christopher Harris

      August 23, 2017 at 11:12 am

      Hi David, you won’t be able to watch the Championship on DISH any longer. The only way it’s broadcast in the United States is via streaming (via ESPN3).

  6. David Crowley

    August 23, 2017 at 10:37 am

    Still not no sense if im gping to eaych the skybet championship on beon sports ad i did last season. I jVe no computdr service where i live so other online options do not matter. Bein sports is the absolute best soccer coverage period. Skybet on bein…. Yes?

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