The Imps have announced that this weekend’s game against Oldham Athletic will be streamed for free on the club’s YouTube channel.
The fourth pre-season friendly sees us travel to Boundary Park to face Harry Kewell’s side, kicking off at 1 pm. The game has been available for free because of the streaming issues suffered the other night by the club.
I understand that the problems have been addressed with the supplier, 42Live, who have offered refunds to many of those more severely affected by the issues. I struggled to get a feed for perhaps half of the game, something that I’m told around one in six viewers had. Those issues have now been addressed and they were through no fault of the club directly. However, the friendly against Oldham will now be shown free, which is a superb goodwill gesture and another opportunity to watch the new-look City side in action.
The club’s statement on the subject said:
“Throughout the day we have spoken to our live streaming provider 42Live in relation to the issues that some supporters experienced, unfortunately, there were issues at a data centre linked to the livestream used by 42Live which were the cause of the issue and we have now been reassured that those problems have now been resolved.