If you’re trying to find out where to watch the Championship on US TV, there are plenty of (legal) ways to get your fill. 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.
Where to watch the Championship on US TV and Internet
beIN SPORTS is the exclusive rights-holder to the Championship in the United States. No other network can legally show the games on US soil, so your first step should be to do everything you can to get beIN SPORTS today. There are two main ways to get beIN SPORTS. Either you can subscribe to the channel on TV via DirecTV or DISH or your local cable provider, or you can subscribe to the channel via streaming providers such as fuboTV and Sling TV. Both streaming services offer free trials so you can kick the tires to see which one you like best.
Another option to consider is Sling World Sports, which is a paired-down version of Sling TV that features beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español and Willow TV (for cricket fans). Sling World Sports is available for just $10 per month after their 7-day free trial.
On a typical week in the Championship season, you can expect beIN SPORTS to televise 3 live Championship matches per weekend.
While we should be thankful that beIN SPORTS has the rights to the Championship and therefore provides soccer fans like us an opportunity to watch the entertaining league, beIN SPORTS is almost always making last minute changes to their programming schedule even days before games are scheduled to kick off. So the best way to stay updated on when Championship games are on US TV via beIN SPORTS is to bookmark our Championship TV schedule, which is updated weekly (sometimes daily) throughout the entire season.
On a busy weekend during the soccer season, beIN SPORTS often has so many rights to so many games that it cannot fit them all on beIN SPORTS (English language) or its Spanish-language beIN SPORTS en Español networks. When there are so many games from other leagues available, beIN SPORTS will bump Championship games from beIN SPORTS to its streaming platform beIN SPORTS Connect.
beIN SPORTS Connect offers 9+ streaming channels of overflow games.
By subscribing to both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS Connect, you’ll ensure that you’ll have access to all of the select Championship games that are televised each season.
To get beIN SPORTS Connect, visit beinsportsconnect.tv and sign in with your login (if your TV provider is one of the small number listed). Or if your TV provider doesn’t make beIN SPORTS Connect available (or you’re a cord cutter), fuboTV provides access to beIN SPORTS Connect via their streaming service.
By supporting a club outside the Premier League, often the best hope to watching your team on television is to hope for a good run in the EFL Cup (aka League Cup) and/or FA Cup. It’ll increase the likelihood they’ll be shown on US television.
Another way to watch your Championship club in the US is via the League Cup. Formerly known as the Capital One Cup, the newly named EFL Cup is shown exclusively in the US on beIN SPORTS.
The English Football League Cup is played amongst the teams in the top four tiers of the English League. The First Round takes place in early August, followed by the Second Round in late August, and the Third Round in late September, and so on and so forth until the final takes place on Sunday, February 26, 2017.
Reminder: Unlike the FA Cup, the EFL cup matches that end in a draw after regulation time go into two 15 minute extra time periods followed by penalties if necessary. The semifinals are played over two legs.
Since the competition takes place midweek, beIN SPORTS’ coverage of the EPL Cup has been very good. On average, 2 games are shown live on TV during each Round in addition to 1-2 more on beIN SPORTS Connect and on replay later that evening.
If you have any questions about where to watch the Championship on US TV, let us know in the comments section below and we’ll reply as soon as we can.
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