Celtic announce broadcast option after Sky Sports opt-out

By John McGinley

January 15, 2022

Celtic have announced a pay-per-view offering for Monday night against Hibernian, with Sky Sports choosing not to broadcast the fixture.

The match against Hibs is the only Scottish Premiership action on the night, but Sky will show Aberdeen vs Rangers at Pittodrie 24 hours later. I don’t really have a gripe with that, it’s the natural fixture to pick from this round.

However, the decision had the chance of preventing many fans from watching the Bhoys’ big return after the winter break.

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Season ticket holders will flock to Celtic Park, with the backup of the Pass to Paradise also available to cardholders unable to make it, but fans without one were at risk of not being able to watch the match.

StreamDigital will be providing live coverage for fans inside the UK & Ireland for £12.99, at least giving people without a ticket an affordable, legal option to watch Celtic in action. You can find more details at this link.

Celtic head into the match knowing three points would put pressure on the travelling Rangers on Tuesday night. Pittodrie is far from an easy venue for any team in the league.

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More than that though it’s an opportunity for fans, regardless of where they are, to reconnect with the team and watch Ange Postecoglou’s outfit progress further.

With injury returns and new signings, it should be an exciting team on the park. We already know they’ll have nothing on their mind but attacking football and scoring goals.

Hopefully, it’s a night to savour whether you are in the east end of Glasgow or elsewhere.

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