How To Watch The 2021 ISL Playoffs

Swimming fans will have a few different viewing options for the 2021 International Swimming League (ISL) playoffs, which will kick off Thursday in Eindhoven.

The playoff phase will consist of six matches, from November 11-28, with the top-four clubs advancing to the league final on December 3-4.

The six matches will run Thursday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday over the next three weeks, all from 1-3 PM Eastern Time.

STREAMING OPTIONS

BBC

The BBC has announced that it will provide live coverage of all six matches live on BBC iPlayer, the BBC Sport website and its app.

CBC

The matches will also be streamed live on the CBC website, with the link for Day 1 of Match 1 on Thursday already set up here.

During the regular season, only the Toronto Titans matches were streamed on the CBC site as the lone Canadian club, but it appears that all of the matches will be live for the playoffs.

ISL

The other option is the ISL’s own streaming service, which you can find here, though unlike BBC and CBC, it includes a subscription cost.

If you haven’t already purchased the full season, buying the playoffs only is $27.60, while a single playoff match costs $6.00.

For more specifics on how to subscribe and stream on the ISL website, click here.

The ISL has not announced whether or not some of the matches will air live on CBS like some did during the regular season.

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Swimfish87
2 months ago

Not gonna lie super super excited for this

Dolph Kick
2 months ago

I am excited too. I subscribed on ISL platform just partly to help support ISL in a small way.

Virtus
2 months ago

Can Americans watch bbc

Ghost
Reply to  Virtus
2 months ago

Probably need a vpn

Chris
Reply to  Virtus
2 months ago

You’ll need a vpn. I’m in Canada and relatively easy to find a free one that’ll work. They will probably ask you to confirm you have a licence fee but there’s zero mechanism to check on this outside uk

George
Reply to  Virtus
2 months ago

All you need is a decent VPN that offers a great streaming service, and you’re good to go. Some examples that can be used are Ivacy, Surfshark etc.

Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
2 months ago

What about CBS??

Braden Keith(@braden)
Admin
Reply to  Ledecky will go 3:55 in Paris
2 months ago

We asked for a television list, but received no response.

Breezeway
Reply to  Braden Keith
2 months ago
Troyy
2 months ago

Hopefully their streaming platorm will perform better during playoffs and there are no delays in them posting the replays.

Joel
Reply to  Troyy
2 months ago

Hopefully we can still watch it on Kayo in Australia

Troyy
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Kayo took soooo long to post replays and I already cancelled my subscription.

commonwombat
Reply to  Joel
2 months ago

Looking at Kayo’s schedule, they will/should be showing the first 4 play-off matches live.

commonwombat
2 months ago

BEIN Sports player will be streaming at least the first 4 play-offs live

Troyy
Reply to  commonwombat
2 months ago

I’ll check it out if I have the willpower to raise myself from bed at 4am.

Vitto0113
2 months ago

There’a any possibility to see again a Dressel’s 200Im today? 🙃

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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