Celtic announce broadcast details for AZ Alkmaar meeting

By Euan Davidson

August 17, 2021

Celtic have announced a Pay-Per-View service for tomorrow night’s home Europa League match against AZ Alkmaar.

The Bhoys will follow the same route as last week, when the clash with Jablonec was shown via a PPV stream. Priced at £9.99, there’ll be worldwide access for the Hoops faithful via StreamDigital.

Those with a Celtic TV subscription will also be able to stream the match live.

The club announced [Celtic FC]:

“Such was the demand for the PPV service last week, we are pleased that StreamDigital will once again ensure our supporters all over the world who cannot be at the match in person still have the chance to enjoy all the action LIVE, priced at just £9.99.

“Whether it’s through StreamDigital or on Celtic TV, you can tune in from 7:15pm, with Gerry McCulloch live pitchside at Paradise, joined by John Hartson and John Collins bringing you all the pre-match build-up, LIVE from Celtic Park.

“Before kick-off, we’ll hear from the manager and also from new Celtic goalkeeper Joe Hart, as we hear how he’s settling in to life at Paradise.

“Ange has Celtic playing the Dutch way” | AZ Alkmaar fan Anthony

“Ange has Celtic playing the Dutch way” | AZ Alkmaar fan Anthony

“Guy Mowbray and John Hartson will then take over on commentary duty, as the game gets underway with kick-off at 7:45pm.”

Celtic provide exciting broadcast update for AZ Alkmaar clash

So then, now we know!

Earlier today, we were wondering what exactly the plan was in terms of broadcasting this game.

Not only do we have a confirmed broadcaster, it actually sounds really good. Guy Mowbray is a noted and popular commentator. John Hartson and John Collins are always solid entertainment value, too.

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Could it have used Michael Stewart and Chris Sutton arguing for that bit of extra spice? That’s your own call to make.

Now we’ve got that out of the way, there’s the little matter of the game itself. AZ Alkmaar represent as tough a draw as we could’ve had. However, the Dutch side have lost key players, and have over 50,000 supporters to contend with tomorrow night.

With Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic finding form, it has all the ingredients of a potential classic. For those who can’t get in to watch, there’s at least this option available.

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