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Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City live stream: How to watch the Championship wherever you are in the world

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Nottingham Forest v Cardiff City live stream, Sky Sports, Sunday 12 September, 2.30pm BST

Chris Hughton desperately needs a victory to kick-start Nottingham Forest's season when Cardiff City visit the East Midlands on Sunday.

Forest have made a dismal start to the new campaign, although they did pick up their first point in the round of fixtures immediately prior to the international break. Defeat by arch-rivals Derby could have spelled the end for Hughton, but Forest finally got off the mark by drawing 1-1 with Wayne Rooney's Rams. Yet four losses prior to the derby means Forest remain rooted to the foot of the table and in desperate need of a win.

Hughton will be aware that Forest have not been shy in pulling the trigger on his predecessors in recent years. And although he has not even been in the job for a year, the former Newcastle and Brighton boss is on borrowed time. Victory here would lift some of the gloom, but only a sustained run of positive form will secure Hughton's position in the dugout. Many of the club's fans have already turned on the manager, and it is always difficult to come back from that.

Cardiff suffered their first loss of the season a fortnight ago, going down 2-1 at home to Bristol City. It has nevertheless been a decent start to the campaign for Mick McCarthy's men, who have registered two wins and two draws so far. The play-offs should be the target for the Bluebirds this term, having finished just two places outside the top six last time out.

Cardiff have no injury concerns to contend with heading into Sunday's televised clash. Kieffer Moore is available to start after completing a COVID-related isolation period while on international duty for Wales.

Forest will be unable to call upon the services of Jordi Osei-Tutu, but Hughton otherwise has a full complement of players this weekend.

Kick-off is at 2.30pm BST and the game is being shown live on Sky Sports Football the UK.

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If you’re out of the country for a round of Championship fixtures, then annoyingly your domestic on-demand services won’t work – the broadcaster knows where you are because of your IP address (boo!). You'll be blocked from watching it, which is not ideal if you’ve paid up for a subscription and still want to catch the action from the craziest league in the world without resorting to illegal feeds you’ve found on Reddit.

But assistance is on hand. To get around that, all you have to do is get a Virtual Private Network (VPN), assuming it complies with your broadcaster’s T&Cs. A VPN creates a private connection between your device and t'internet, meaning the service can’t work out where you are and won't automatically block the service you've paid for. All the info going between is entirely encrypted – and that's a result.

There are plenty of good-value options out there, including:

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UK TV rights

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Sky Sports and BT Sport are the two main players once again, but Amazon also have a slice of the pie in 2021/22. 

US TV rights

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NBC Sports Group are the Premier League rights holders, with the Peacock Premium streaming platform showing even more than the 175 games it aired last season, with other matches split between NBCSN channel, CNBC and the over-the-air NBC broadcast channel. If you pick up a fuboTV subscription for the games not on Peacock Premium, you'll be able to watch every game.

Head back to our VPN advice so you can take advantage when you're out of the country. 

Canada TV rights

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DAZN subscribers can watch every single Premier League game in 2021/22 – and it gets better. After a one-month free trial, you'll only have to pay a rolling $20-a-month fee, or make it an annual subscription of $150.

The broadcaster also has all the rights to Champions League and Europa League games in Canada, too.

Want in while you're out of Canada? Scroll back up and check out the VPN offers above. 

Australia TV rights

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Optus Sport are offering every game of the Premier League season for just $14.99/month for non-subscribers, which you can get via a Fetch TV box and other friendly streaming devices.

To take advantage while you're not Down Under, follow the VPN advice towards the top of this page. 

New Zealand TV rights

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Spark Sport are serving up all 380 games – plus various highlights and magazine shows throughout the week, as well as the Champions League – for $24.99 a month, after a seven-day free trial. 

It's also available via web browsers, Apple/Android devices, Google Chromecast and some Samsung TVs, and Apple TV and Smart TV compatibility new for this season.

Check out our VPN deals to watch when you’re not in New Zealand.

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