Hearts agree deal to stream home games starting with Partick Thistle friendly
Hearts are streaming every home game live this season – beginning with Partick Thistle at Tynecastle next Saturday.
The friendly will see the Edinburgh club’s new multi-camera operation used for the first time to stream closed-door games to supporters.
Every home league match will be broadcast through the Hearts website whilst fans cannot attend.
More than 11,500 season ticket holders can see the 14 Scottish Championship matches at Tynecastle thanks to a partnership with Stream Digital and QTV.
The Edinburgh club expect fans to remain locked out of games for most the 2020/21 campaign.
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’re looking forward to welcoming fans back to Tynecastle Park when it is safe to do so. In the meantime, we’re pleased deliver on our promise that no season ticket holder will miss out on any of the action.”
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