Hearts fans won’t miss a minute of the Tynecastle action this season with the club today committing to live stream every home game, starting next Saturday.
The Jambos host Partick Thistle in a friendly match at Tynecastle on Saturday 26th September, 3pm kick off, and season ticket holders will get to watch the match for free as a thank you for their unwavering support over the summer.
The club has been working hard behind the scenes with streaming partners Stream Digital and broadcasters QTV to put plans in place to broadcast home games live, given there will be no TV cameras inside Tynecastle for the majority of the 2020/21 campaign.
We’re now in a position to confirm, however, that the club will make a substantial investment in the installation of a multi-camera set-up so fans can keep up with all the action on the pitch.
Previously, only Hearts TV subscribers outside of the UK & Ireland have been able to watch most games live. This will now be opened up, as per SPFL broadcasting guidelines, to the domestic audience for as long as fans are unable to access Tynecastle.
This means that season ticket holders will get matchday access to Hearts TV included as part of the club’s 18-game season ticket guarantee that was announced earlier in the year.
The Jambos are set to play 14 home league games this season, therefore four fixtures will be credited to those who renew for 21/22 – in line with the 18 game guarantee.
International subscribers can continue to subscribe for only £12.99 a month for full Hearts TV access, including live games, while the finishing touches are being made to a PPV option for fans that do not have season tickets.
A club spokesperson said: “When season tickets were launched earlier in the year it was against an extremely uncertain backdrop.
“This is why the club launched the 18-game season ticket guarantee pledge, to give supporters peace of mind that they would not miss any league games even if stadiums remained closed due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Today’s streaming announcement is the culmination of weeks of hard work behind the scenes, given the numerous challenges that await broadcasting live matches in the Championship.
“More importantly, it follows through on the club’s promise to ensure that season ticket holders are able to watch the Jambos every time they take to the Tynecastle pitch.
“Furthermore, the commitment remains whereby any outstanding matches from this season will be credited to those who renew their season tickets for season 21/22, with the relevant number of match tickets offered to those who do not renew.
“We are looking forward to welcoming fans back to Tynecastle Park when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we are pleased to deliver on our promise that no season ticket holder will miss out on any of the action.”