CELTIC have confirmed that Chris Sutton, John Hartson, Rory Hamilton, Gordon Strachan and Michael Stewart will make up the club’s streaming service ahead of the new season. With games set to be played behind closed doors, supporters will use the club’s ‘Pass to Paradise’ and the Sunset Vine team will produce that content.
The club confirmed today that the team will produce content in an open air studio in test events before the league begins. Sutton, Hartson, Strachan and Stewart bring an incredible amount of knowledge and insight to supporters at home.
📺 Exciting matchday line-up confirmed for your Pass to Paradise!
These stars will join our existing @CelticTV presentation team and will feature across the season:
More info ⬇️
— Celtic Football Club (from 🏡) (@CelticFC) July 13, 2020
Last month, the club reached an agreement with the team behind BT Sport, Sunset Vine, to produce the virtual season ticket matches as Celtic look set to kick off their ten in a row campaign behind closed doors.
The Scottish Champions confirmed that they will have Sutton and co on board for the match day content as Celtic go for 10-in-a-row. BT Sport lost their rights to broadcast Scottish football to Sky Sports but following Sky’s £125m offer, the Sunset Vine team were forced to refocus their efforts on Celtic’s European action.
The news is welcome as BT’s coverage of Celtic in recent years has been incredible and would have been missed. Until supporters are allowed back in the grounds, Celtic have committed to upgrading the match day content as the demand from the usual Celtic TV content surges.
This is an exciting announcement that will mitigate the loss of attending matches. Although, until supporters can get back into grounds, the game won’t be the same.