Hibernian confirm PPV streaming price for Celtic fixture
Hibernian have today confirmed that Celtic fans will need to pay £15 to watch next week’s meeting between the sides at Easter Road on their PPV service.
For those not attending the clash and based in the UK and Ireland, the only way to watch is via Hibernian TV. Celtic TV will be available to watch the game live for subscribers outside of these areas.
Celtic will travel to Leith on Wednesday October 27th in what’s looking like a tasty midweek fixture. It’s by far the trickiest game Ange Postecoglou’s men have before the next international break arrives in early November.
Sky Sports, disappointingly, will once again not be broadcasting the game despite its high-profile nature. Sky also snubbed Motherwell vs Celtic last week, with Hoops fans forking out £12 to watch on the Fir Park club’s PPV service.
Hibs will also introduce a game pass, clearly aimed at Celtic supporters looking to watch the game live. The live broadcast will begin at 6:45pm, and will be £3 dearer than Motherwell’s £12 offering on Saturday. Alternatively, UK and Ireland-based Celtic TV subscribers can listen to live audio of the game via their subscription.
Celtic still have a home clash against St Johnstone to negotiate before their potential banana-skin trip to Edinburgh.
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Hibernian vs Celtic to cost £15; sounds about right
You can’t really have a major issue with this pricing. At the very least it’s £5 less than the ridiculous £20 Livingston demanded fans fork out. At least this one will be played on actual grass and will be much more of a spectacle.
The atmosphere at Easter Road will also be electric on the night. The Celtic supporters are due to have a strong allocation in Leith too. There’s something about games against the Edinburgh clubs in a late-night setting away from home. They’re always set up to be cracking fixtures.
Granted, our last one didn’t go too great at Tynecastle on the opening day of the season. But the truth is we’re in a much better place. A win against St Johnstone on Saturday will only strengthen our morale ahead of yet another big away-day tester.
The pricing of the game could still do with being cheaper. But let’s not kid ourselves, Hibs are right to use the fact they hold exclusive broadcasting rights to their own advantage. If they can get an extra few quid out of their product, they’re going to try.
It’s just a shame that Sky are snubbing so many big Celtic away-day matches. Livingston, Motherwell, and Hibernian will all have come and gone without the main TV broadcaster screening them. Disappointing to say the least.
Regardless, hopefully we make it a trip to remember, and bag our first league win away to Hibs since 2014.