Rangers Football Club will launch a "pioneering" internet TV station, RangersTV.tv, this evening.
RangersTV.tv is the first dedicated online TV station created by a UK football club and will offer fans in the UK and overseas a range of programming.
The online TV station will feature up to nine separate channels and will offer supporters a digital cross-platform facility.
UK supporters can access full games on-demand as well as a library of Rangers most recent matches. Fans outside the UK can subscribe to live match service with the Club’s own pre match build-up, half time and post-match analysis – hosted by the station’s new matchday presenter Emma Dodds, with first-team players participating in studio interviews and analysis.
Rangers Review & Preview news magazine style programmes will be screened featuring match action and reaction from the players and management team.
Supporters have been unable to watch Rangers TV since Setanta ceased broadcasting in the summer.
A dedicated TV studio at Ibrox Stadium will provide on-site production, editing and encoding facilities to supply a bank of content for distribution on all media platforms and the service complements our existing online offering – Rangers World – which features short-form video interviews and news.
Rangers Chief Executive Martin Bain commented: “We are delighted to launch our new internet TV station which we believe will be unique in world football. Most importantly, it will offer our fans a comprehensive and excellent service.
“We are extremely excited about the opportunities that internet TV will bring and we have used feedback from the fans at every stage of the development process. The new online station has been developed cost-effectively and efficiently incorporating our existing digital media resources and we have already received positive feedback from the fans worldwide. The service will evolve throughout the current campaign and beyond and is another welcome addition to the Club’s media platforms which include www.rangers.co.uk, Rangers News and Rangers Matchday Programme.”