The Club have made a major investment in their infrastructure to deliver supporters an improved multi-camera service that will also include commentary, replays and additional broadcast graphics to provide an enhanced viewing experience.
Live streaming will be available as part of varying packages, depending on whether you are a domestic or international supporter. Live streaming in the UK will be done on a pay-per-match basis, whereas international streaming will have the option of a monthly subscription.
Every non-televised league (Carabao Cup and FA Cup matches are not eligible for live streaming) game will be available for overseas supporters to view live on a special platform on the Club’s official website. Due to EFL broadcast restrictions, the full international live streaming service above is unavailable to fans in the United Kingdom and Ireland.
However, domestic supporters will be able to watch all live games that kick off outside the 3pm Saturday window, with the exception of Bank Holiday fixtures and those shown live on Sky Sports, whilst UK-based fans will be able to subscribe to matchday audio commentary, as they did last season.
As the Club is not part of the EFL digital collective, it can provide its own bespoke streaming service, which will be an enhancement of the iFollow initiative that was launched by the EFL ahead of the previous campaign, with the majority of matches set to be filmed by three or four cameras.
The Tigers TV LIVE service will be delivered by club partner StreamAMG, who have enjoyed a long working partnership with the Club. StreamAMG power the vast majority of non-EFL Digital clubs’ streaming services and have picked up a host of accolades, including Best Streaming Platform at the 2017 Streaming Media Viewers’ Choice awards.
With Sky Sports broadcasting Hull City’s opening Championship fixture against Aston Villa, the first international live streamed game for the Club will be the Yorkshire Derby clash with Sheffield Wednesday at Hillsborough on Saturday 11th August. The first eligible match for UK streaming will be the midweek trip to Rotherham United on Tuesday 21st August.
In addition to Tigers TV Live, the Club will continue to provide the full 90 minutes of each and every match for free on Tigers TV, which will be posted after the embargo as usual (12pm on the day after the game). A highlights package will also be made available to watch on Tigers TV and the Club’s official YouTube channel.
The Club will post regular updates as to when and which matches are available for live streaming in the UK and overseas throughout the 2018/19 season.
Full details of how to sign up to Tigers TV Live will be announced shortly.
Tigers TV LIVE FAQ
What is Tigers TV LIVE?
Tigers TV LIVE is Hull City’s video and audio channel, which is accessed via the club’s official website at www.hullcitytigers.com. It provides the live streaming and audio commentary service.
What is Tigers TV (non-Live version)?
Tigers TV is the club’s free video service that includes exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, match highlights and interviews.
Where can I access the live video streams?
All of the content is available via the desktop version of the official website at www.hullcitytigers.com.
Why can’t fans based in the UK and Republic of Ireland watch the live streaming of matches?
The EFL’s current broadcast agreement with Sky Sports does not allow clubs to provide in the UK and Republic of Ireland the same access as international supporters.
Are Carabao Cup games available?
No, they are not permitted under EFL TV broadcast regulations.
Are FA Cup games available?
No, they are not permitted under FA broadcast regulations.
If I am a UK or Republic of Ireland resident and subscribe to Tigers TV LIVE, will I still be able to stream live games when I travel abroad?
No. You would need to be based outside the UK and Republic of Ireland and subscribe with a valid address, telephone number and bank payment details from the UK and Republic of Ireland.
What if I’m having trouble with my stream?
Any issues on a matchday should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where can I listen to live audio only?
Fans will be able to listen to live audio commentary via the official website by paying the relevant subscription fee. It is available internationally, UK and the Republic of Ireland.
As an international subscriber, can I watch all the Club’s games?
No. The club can live stream the majority of its Sky Bet Championship games, but not those selected for TV broadcast. For guidance, we could be selected as a live TV pick in the USA at least 10 times over the campaign. Other countries outside the USA are expected to have a lot fewer games selected for live TV, which will allow the club to stream more games.
Carabao Cup and FA Cup games are not available due to broadcast regulations.
Please note that fixtures may also be selected by international rights holders apart from Sky Sports. These will also be excluded from live streaming.
EFL rules stipulate that you must have an international bank account and be located outside of the UK and Ireland during the fixture.
As a UK or Republic of Ireland subscriber, can I watch all the Club’s games?
No. Under EFL rules, only games that kick off outside the 3pm Saturday window can be live streamed. Bank Holiday fixtures and those shown live on Sky Sports are also excluded.
Do I have to pay to watch the club’s non-live content?
No. Tigers TV will still provide a free video service that includes exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, match highlights, interviews and under-23 live match coverage.
Can I watch the live stream games in my local pub/bar?
No. It is for private, individual use only. Commercial premises are excluded from the live streaming service. The EFL has a strict monitoring policy in operation and will prosecute any premises illegally streaming live games.
Can I get an illegal feed?
All feeds of the game are monitored by the club and the EFL. The EFL has a strict monitoring policy in operation and will prosecute individuals who illegally stream live games.