Live Streaming Update

We are still finalising arrangements for what fans can access this season while crowds are restricted, including testing a new live streaming platform, but we wanted to update the fans on what they can expect.

We have been working all through the summer looking at various options for filming games and how to make them available to fans. As we announced at the time, season ticket holders (except Junior Blues) will get free access to streams of all home league games and buying a season ticket is still the best way to support the club. Director Mark Blount said, "We can't thank the fans who have bought season tickets enough, especially during these uncertain times. Obviously, they will have access to our live streaming but they will also be first in the queue when fans are able to return to games, which cant come soon enough for us all!"

We have decided to partner with another Championship Club and use the platform they have been using to make games available to fans. This means we get a tried and tested system but also one specifically designed for football fans. Mark added, "Teaming up with another club will help us make the whole process as easy as possible for fans to watch the streams. Its important clubs work together as much as possible and we're in constant communication with them. We hope through these discussion to agree some consistent pricing across the league."

One of the other things we looked at over the summer was the Pixellot camera system which has been installed at the club. As we have been filming games for our highlights package for some years, we have decided not to use the Pixellot cameras and continue to film games ourselves for the live streams. We also have a commentary team lined up to provide the best product for fans we can.

Here is some more detail of what fans can expect for season 20/21 : (this information can also be found on the QOSTV page of the website, which will be updated as required)

We will be launching a live streaming service, QOSTV LIVE

  • CAMERA FOOTAGE - we will be filming games using our own cameraman, who has been responsible for the excellent highlight packages on QOSTV for several seasons. A Pixellot camera has been installed at Palmerston but will not be used for our streaming or highlights services.
  • STREAMING PLATFORM - we have joined up with another Championship club to share resources and knowledge while setting up a streaming service. This has allowed the club to access a streaming platform that has been in use for several seasons
  • COMMENTARY - it is our intention to provide commentary for the live streamed games. However, this is still to be fully tested, so is subject to change. We hope to have an update on this in the near future
  • SEASON TICKET HOLDERS - season ticket holders resident in the UK (EXCEPT Junior Blues) will automatically get access to live streams of all home league games. Details on how to access will be communicated nearer the start of the season
  • UK BASED FANS - live streams will be available on a Pay Per View basis to UK based Queens fans and fans of away clubs. Further details of how to purchase streams and pricing will be announced as soon as they are available
  • OVERSEAS FANS - fans outside of the UK will be able to purchase streams on an individual Pay Per View basis. Further details of how to purchase streams and pricing will be announced as soon as they are available
  • AWAY GAMES - only the home clubs are allowed to live stream matches, so any Queens fan wishing to watch away games will need to purchase the stream from the home club (in the event that PPV is allowed by the SPFL). We will do all we can to help promote other clubs streaming services to Queens fans
  • BETFRED CUP HOME GAMES - the SPFL have confirmed that PPV will also be available for the Betfred Cup games and we intend to provide a live stream for both home games. Further details of how to purchase streams and pricing will be announced as soon as they are available
  • STREAM AVAILABILITY - the SPFL have updated their rules to allow domestic streaming while crowd restrictions are in place. This means that even if some crowds are allowed back into grounds we will still be able to provide live streams until such time as all restrictions are lifted. At this time, overseas streaming will still be allowed and whether or not to continue offering this to fans will be decided at the time.
  • HIGHLIGHTS - match highlights will continue to be produce, free of charge, on our QOSTV YouTube channel