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📺 Be regal; stream legal

Royals and EFL commit to tackle online piracy

20 November 2020

Ahead of our return to action this weekend, we are joining in with the EFL and its member clubs to remind supporters of the perils and pitfalls of illegal streaming.

Pirate streaming football fixtures is illegal - and piracy can get you into trouble, with civil and criminal action a real possibility.

That's why the EFL and its 72 clubs are coming together to take action in an anti-piracy campaign. 

Illegal streams are damaging to clubs, too. During this time when we aren't able to welcome supporters to our matches, any time that you opt to use an illegal stream rather than using iFollow prevents revenue coming back to Reading.

All of our first-team fixtures are available to watch legally in the UK and around the world. Any of our games which are selected for broadcast on Sky Sports can be watched on TV or online (including with a NOW TV pass) or via the EFL's broadcast partner in your country for fans watching around the world. And all other games can be watched on iFollow by purchasing a Match Pass, and viewed on our club website or via the EFL iFollow app for iOS and Android.


We know it's really hard for supporters not to be close to their team and we want you to watch our every kick. And we want you back here as soon as it is safe and sensible to open the turnstiles. But in the meantime, we want you to stream... but stream legal.

Naturally enough, you would prefer to be in the ground, and we'd prefer to have you here! And work continues behind the scenes to make sure we're ready when we next let our football family back into the stands at the Madejski.

But in the meantime, enjoy our matches from wherever you are. And remember to be regal; stream legal.

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