Confirmed – Premier Sports have broadcast rights for Celtic v Ross County

We found out on Sunday evening that Celtic would begin the defence of the Betfred Cup with a last 16 home tie against Ross County with the game scheduled to be played at the end of this month. Today we got conformation of the date and kick-off time, it’s Sunday 29 November and the match will get underway at 2pm.

However if you reckon you’ll be watching this one as part of your season ticket, sadly that not he case. Premier Sports will be showing the game live and that means if you aren’t already saddled with a subscription then it looks like you’ll have to pay through the nose yet again to watch the Hoops in action.

Still, there’s a real saving on the go next month. Unless there is a minor miracle in the Europa League and Celtic can win all three remaining fixtures – unlikely as it seems it is NOT impossible – then we’ll all be able to cancel BT Sport subscriptions as it is going to be a very ling time before they’ll be showing a Celtic game again. One for the diary after the Group H comes to a close then, provided we don’t qualify of course.

Supporters have been asking Celtic’s SLO John Paul Taylor if the Ross County game is going to be available on the Virtual Season Ticket but at the moment he’s not able to supply a definitive answer. Don’t hold your breath though, Premier have paid for the rights and get their money back via making us all subscribe when we have to!

Some Q&As to JPT:

Q.”This should be on the VST?”
A.”Premier hold the broadcast rights”

Q.”And Paradise pass?”
A.”Not sure, Premier hold the rights for it”

Q.”Any chance of the VST JP?”
A.”Don’t know at this stage Jamie, Premier hold the rights though”

And a good point from Ryan to summarise…

“JP, not much you can do probably but it’s worth mentioning how expensive this season is becoming for fans. Season ticket, monthly Sky package, BT package, Premier Sports package plus any PPV games shown by other clubs. All that and we won’t see a game in person!”


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