Preston North End are joining other Championship clubs in an EFL-wide campaign in taking a stand against piracy of matchday streaming.
Piracy has always been a problem for clubs however the Covid-19 pandemic and fixture having to be played behind closed doors has only increased the impact that illegal streaming is having on clubs.
All sales of match passes from our games on iFollow PNE go directly to the club, and during these times this is a vital income stream for all football clubs across the EFL while supporters are unable to attend matches.
Nearly 7,000 illegal streams have already been detected so far this season, with a total of almost 1.2million supporters watching these streams.
PNE joins the EFL and its clubs in looking to tackle piracy, and collectively we are working proactively to seek out illegal streams across all platforms, and action will be taken against both businesses and individuals who are found to be guilty of this.
Any supporter accessing iFollow PNE via an illegal stream or a VPN are doing so illegally.
We would like to place on record our thanks to some of our supporters’ groups on both Facebook and other platforms who actively look to remove posts promoting illegal streams. All supporters are encouraged to report any illegal streams that are showing EFL content unlawfully by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that all emails will be confidential and your support on this matter is very much appreciated.
Thank you to all those who continue to support the club during these challenging times by watching the games on iFollow PNE, we can’t wait to have you back with us on a matchday as soon as it is safe to do so!