The first round of games will be played over the weekend of Saturday, 30 July, with a further 15 rounds of matches squeezed in before mid-November. Championship action will then be put on hold until 10 December following the conclusion of the World Cup group stage. How to watch the EFL Championship in the UK: Sky SportsSky Sports is the broadcast partner of the Sky Bet Championship. There are two ways to get Sky Sports if you have Sky. You might first consider adding Sky Sports Premier League and Football channels to your existing Sky TV package for £18/mth.