SwansTV goes live for match streaming

5th July 2018
Club

Swansea City will be going live this season on ‘SwansTV Live’ with an exciting new matchday streaming service.

The club will be live streaming the majority of its Sky Bet Championship games to the Swans’ international supporters, with the exception of those selected for TV broadcast.

Due to EFL broadcast restrictions, the full international live streaming service above is unavailable to fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

However, those domestic supporters will be able to watch all live games that kick off outside the 3pm Saturday window, with the exception of Bank Holiday fixtures and those shown live on Sky Sports.

The club have made a major investment in their infrastructure to deliver supporters an improved multi-camera service that will also include commentary, replays, additional graphics and a pre-match and half-time studio show where available.

Under EFL broadcast rules, the club’s live streaming and audio commentary can only be made available via a paid subscription model, with full prices below. This will be the club’s own service rather than the EFL-branded iFollow platform. While this will allow the club to enhance its offering to supporters, prices have been kept to a minimum to match the iFollow service where possible.

All the club’s league fixtures will also be covered by live audio commentary at home and abroad, plus cup games where permitted, via subscription.

With Sky Sports broadcasting Swansea’s opening Championship fixture, the first international live streamed game for the club will be the Championship clash with Preston at the Liberty on Saturday, August 11. Regular updates will be provided on all available games to be live streamed.

 

SUBSCRIPTION PRICES:

Video

International fans

Fans outside the UK and Ireland can purchase a season-long subscription for Championship fixtures for just £110.

There is also an optional monthly subscription for £14.99 which will be automatically renewed unless cancelled by the subscriber. Individual matches can be purchased for £7.99.

Again, please note that we are only able to show non-televised matches. For guidance, we anticipate that for our first season in the Championship we will be selected as a live TV pick in the USA at least 10 times over the campaign. This estimate is based on 2017-18 Championship selections. Other countries outside the USA are expected to have a lot fewer games selected for live TV, which will allow the club to stream more games. Again, this estimate is based on 2017-18 Championship selections.

FA Cup and Carabao Cup fixtures are not available due to broadcast regulations.

UK and Ireland subscribers

Supporters living in the UK and Ireland will be able to purchase live streamed fixtures on a match-by-match basis at only £10 per game.

The club can only stream games that kick off outside the 3pm Saturday window. Bank Holiday fixtures and those shown live on Sky Sports are not available.

Audio

Live commentary of all league games is available internationally, in the UK and the Republic of Ireland for £45 per season or £5 per month on a rolling contract unless cancelled by the subscriber.

Q&A

What is SwansTV Live?

SwansTV Live is Swansea City’s video and audio channel, which is accessed via the club’s official website at www.swanseacity.com and the official App on iPhone, Android and iPad. It provides the live streaming and audio commentary service.

What is SwansTV (non-Live version)?

SwansTV is the club’s free video service that includes exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, match highlights, interviews and under-23 live match coverage.

Where can I access the live video streams?

All of the content is available via the desktop version of the official website at www.swanseacity.com and the official App on iPhone, Android and iPad. It is not available from a mobile browser.

Why can’t fans based in the UK and Republic of Ireland watch the live streaming of matches?

The EFL’s current broadcast agreement with Sky Sports does not allow clubs to provide in the UK and Republic of Ireland the same access as international supporters.

Are Carabao Cup games available?

No, they are not permitted under EFL TV broadcast regulations.

Are FA Cup games available?

No, they are not permitted under FA broadcast regulations.

If I am a UK or Republic of Ireland resident and subscribe to SwansTV Live, will I still be able to stream live games when I travel abroad?

No. You would need to be based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland and subscribe with a valid address, telephone number and bank payment details from the UK and Republic of Ireland.

What if I'm having trouble with my stream?

Any issues on a matchday should be directed to swanstvlive@streamamg.com.

Where can I listen to live audio only?

Fans will be able to listen to live audio commentary via the official website and App by paying the relevant subscription fee. It is available internationally, UK and the Republic of Ireland.

As an international subscriber, can I watch all the club’s games?

No. The club can live stream the majority of its Sky Bet Championship games, but not those selected for TV broadcast. For guidance, we anticipate that for our first season in the Championship we will be selected as a live TV pick in the USA at least 10 times over the campaign. This estimate is based on 2017-18 Championship selections. Other countries outside the USA are expected to have a lot fewer games selected for live TV, which will allow the club to stream more games. Again, this estimate is based on 2017-18 Championship selections.

Carabao Cup and FA Cup games are not available due to broadcast regulations.

Please note that fixtures may also be selected by international rights holders apart from Sky Sports. These will also be excluded from live streaming.

EFL rules stipulate that you must have an international bank account and be located outside of the UK and Ireland during the fixture.

As a UK or Republic of Ireland subscriber, can I watch all the club’s games?

No. Under EFL rules, only games that kick off outside the 3pm Saturday window can be live streamed. Bank Holiday fixtures and those shown live on Sky Sports are also excluded.

Do I have to pay to watch the club’s under-23s fixtures?

No. The club will endeavour to live stream all fixtures free of charge.

Do I have to pay to watch the club’s non-live content?

No. SwansTV will still provide a free video service that includes exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, match highlights, interviews and under-23 live match coverage.

Can I watch the live stream games in my local pub/bar?

No. It is for private, individual use only. Commercial premises are excluded from the live streaming service. The EFL has a strict monitoring policy in operation and will prosecute any premises illegally streaming live games.

Can I get an illegal feed?

All feeds of the game are monitored by the club and the EFL. The EFL has a strict monitoring policy in operation and will prosecute individuals who illegally stream live games.

Details on when supporters can subscribe to the new SwansTV Live streaming service will follow as soon as possible.