Sunderland AFC have now officially announced details of their SAFSee streaming platform which will allow supporters both abroad and in the UK to watch League One games live online, beginning with the Luton Town game in August.
Anyone that used iFollow or a similar club streaming platform will know how it all works, but in short it means that watching and following Sunderland both abroad and in the UK has just become much easier than it ever has been for the supporters of this football club. Last year we published this guide on how to use iFollow, and whilst the exact details of how to get around the international block on subscription aren’t the same for this club-owned service, the premise of how things operate remains the same.
The only games which will not be available live on the platform will be ones that have been picked up for domestic TV coverage - so, for instance, the season’s opener with Charlton Athletic and the game with Coventry City will both be shown live on Sky Sports, so won’t be games you can view as part of your subscription.
Annual, monthly and game-by-game passes will be available for supporters to purchase, offering both audio and visual streaming of each game that they are able to provide the service for.
So, in short, if you are a Sunderland supporter based outside of the UK, Ireland, Isle of Man and Channel Islands you can watch pretty much every game next season via the platform at the cost of around £110 for the season.
Full details on the service can be found here, and passes can now be purchased by international supporters from here. There’s also a very handy FAQ section on the club’s official site, so if you have any questions you ought to click here.