By: Hibernian Media on 27 Jul, 2020 17:00
We are pleased to announce that we will show selected home games to Hibernian supporters on a pay per view basis but would stress again that the only way to be guaranteed to see every kick of the ball at Easter Road is through a season ticket.
The fantastic backing shown by the 10,500-plus supporters who have so far committed to a season ticket has given the club the confidence to strengthen the squad through bringing in Alex Gogic, Drey Wright and Kevin Nisbet.
We couldn’t be more grateful for the loyalty and support shown by each one during such uncertain times, and for that reason we have decided we should protect the value for our season ticket holders.
However, we also want to give all those other supporters who genuinely feel unable to commit to a season ticket – and we know this is a difficult time for many - the opportunity to see the team, and we are currently working up a programme to deliver a fantastic live Hibs TV match ticket experience until we can welcome all our supporters back into Easter Road.
To strike the right balance, we’ve taken the decision not to open Saturday’s game against Kilmarnock on a pay per view basis.
The two home games that follow, against Motherwell and Aberdeen, have been selected for live coverage on Sky Sports – which means we are unable to offer pay per view as part of the agreement with our broadcast partners – and there is every chance the same will apply to the one that follows immediately against Rangers but there will be pay per view opportunities following that.
Chief Executive Leeann Dempster said: “Season ticket income is vital to the health of Hibernian and we want to protect the value of those packages, recognising the commitment made by those who have already signed up.
“We also want to give all of our fans the chance to see the team, and we will make selected games available throughout the season. And until we get fans back into the stadium we have worked hard to ensure that the live Hibs TV coverage we offer will be as good as any offered in Scotland.”
Until it’s safe to get fans back, supporters have three options.
For those who are in a position to take advantage of them, our range of season ticket packages – outlined here, including our finance plan option – offer a host of benefits, not least the guarantee that you will be able to see every kick of the ball at Easter Road, whether it’s in person when the time comes or, initially, via free membership to an enhanced Hibs TV service.
We have our domestic Hibs TV subscription, which gives you the chance to enjoy live audio of our games with chief commentator Cliff Pike and our new signing, Tam McManus, plus the opportunity to watch every game back in full at a time of your choosing in addition to a raft of exclusive, fresh behind-the-scenes content from the Hibernian Training Centre.
Alternatively, supporters can wait for those games that will be available on a pay per view basis.
We are grateful for your continued patience and backing and we want as many of you as possible to be part of what we’re doing and where we’re going.
To find out more about our range of season ticket packages – including our finance option – click here.
To take out a domestic or international Hibs TV subscription, click here.