The SPFL and Sky have come to an agreement to allow clubs to stream matches live for the 2020/21 season. The agreement will last as long as social distancing measures are in place, including all home matches that are behind closed doors.
The announcement has posed a number of questions from supporters, and we will try to answer your queries below. These will be updated as we find out more.
All home matches will be broadcast via the virtual season ticket, this will include any home matches selected by Sky.
Sky will continue to broadcast 48 matches live as part of their deal with the SPFL.
Season ticket holders will be able to watch ALL of our home league games, live online, at no extra cost for as long as matches are played behind closed doors.
These include any Aberdeen home matches selected for broadcast by Sky.
At the moment, the club have indicated that they “will continue to work with fellow Premiership clubs to explore potential arrangements to show away games”.
At this stage, Aberdeen have indicated that they will be unable to sell one-off matches and it remains unclear what provision – if any – will be in place for fans without season tickets.
The club are exploring other options and will provide information when available.
It will be broadcast likely on RedTV via the club website, or a version of RedTV.
Sky’s 48 games will be available on Sky Sports on Sky, BTTV, Virgin Media and NOW TV.
All 20/21 Season Ticket holders will be contacted over the coming weeks with more information on how their virtual access to 2020-21 home matches will be provided.
You don’t need a Sky subscription to watch the Aberdeen home matches that will be made available online for the period that social distancing measures are in place, including all the home matches that are played behind closed doors.
All Aberdeen home matches being broadcast by Sky will also be streamed online by the club.
Obviously if you want to watch the full compliment of 48 SPFL matches from Sky throughout the season, you will need a Sky subscription.
The club have confirmed that RedTV International subscribers will be able to view matches live as is with UK access via a season ticket.
The club are still working out the arrangements for the Virtual Season tickets.
Once we have more information for existing RedTV subscribers, we will update this page accordingly.
As a reminder, current season ticket holders have free access to RedTV at the moment. Complimentary season ticket holder access will cease from Sunday 14 June 2020.
RedTV subscribers will still be able to access the service from Sunday 14 June 2020 if you have a current live subscription.
The club are still working out the finer details of the arrangements for the Virtual Season tickets.
There is a lot of aspects that need to be sorted before information can be released to supporters, so please be patient and rest assured when the club have further information, they will provide an update on the club website, social media and we’ll have more information on this page.
Dave Cormack appeared on BBC Scotland’s The Nine to discuss virtual season tickets, league reconstruction and Jonny Hayes.