Celtic have confirmed they have made a ‘significant investment’ to make sure Celtic season ticket holders can watch the Ross County cup game at no extra cost.
We told you earlier this week Premier Sports had opted to sit the game between the current holders and Ross County and it would require a Premier Sports sub in order to watch the tie.
Celtic have stepped in and made sure the fans who paid FULL PRICE for a virtual season ticket get some added value.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) November 19, 2020
This is welcome news and should be applauded, many, however will already have the Premier Sports sub because they have the Scottish Cup games also.
A spokesperson for Celtic said: “We are so grateful to our season ticket holders for the huge commitment they have made to the Club during this very difficult year. Clearly, we desperately want our fans back with us safely at Celtic Park. However, until this is the case we aim to do all we can to provide additional access and value to our fans.
“We are pleased to partner with Premier Sports and again offer our supporters this access as we begin the defence of a trophy we have won for the last four consecutive seasons. We thank our season ticket holders, indeed all our fans for their fantastic continued support.”
Trying to strike similar deals with clubs who have PPV rights would be a welcome next step also. I know it sounds like we’re never happy but a £15ppv fee being wiped would counteract paying £10 for a Premier Sports sub that many fans are likely to keep on anyway.
The Hibs game this weekend is behind the channels pay wall as Sky Sports opted not to screen it due to contract constraints.