Introducing 'Hive Live': Watford FC's New Matchday Streaming Service

By: Watford FC Staff

Watford FC's new ‘Hive Live’ streaming service will give Hornets supporters the opportunity to either watch or listen to the vast majority of the club’s EFL Championship matches during season 2020/21 from anywhere in the Watford-supporting world.

About The 'Hive Live' Matchday Show

One of the The Vic's familiar voices, matchday announcer Emma Saunders will lead the hosting of 'Hive Live', with Hornets' legend Tommy Mooney also a regular in the studio. A number of special guests, including other ex-players, will be part of the show to either give their views or provide expert analysis alongside the voice of Watford FC matchday commentary, Jon Marks.

The 'Hive Live' matchday show will start at 2pm for Saturday 3pm fixtures, 7pm for midweek kick-offs and at least 30 minutes before any different kick-off date and time when a game is moved for Sky Sports coverage.

Fan interaction with the show will be greatly encouraged, and further detail will be shared shortly before 'Hive Live' launches with a pilot show at 2pm on Saturday September 5 for the Spurs pre-season friendly.

How To Access 'Hive Live' Services

There are fixed fees (applicable across the EFL) payable for each match watched or listened to, with monthly and seasonal options also available depending on the service chosen and the supporter's location.

Viewing options will change when a match is selected for live transmission by Sky Sports, and that is when the club intends to offer free access to all supporters who have taken up the 'Secure My Seat' offer for a 2020/21 Season Ticket sale. Live audio streaming is unaffected by such choices, and is therefore available for all league fixtures.

How To Watch 'Hive Live' Video Streaming

Supporters will be able to stream the show via on desktop or laptop, or on mobile through the club's official app, available on the App Store HERE and the Google Play store HERE.

The Watford FC app will become an essential matchday companion going forward, since 'Match Ballot' tickets and then Season Tickets and match tickets in future will be delivered to the ticketing section of the app for mobile phone-led stadium access.

To access these exclusive ticketing and video streaming features throughout the 2020/21 campaign, supporters should download the app now and create a 'Hive Live' login. This will be the same as a FanScore login on app so, if you already have one of these, there is no need to create another.

When a red 'Hive Live' band appears across the top of the homepage on the app, you'll know we're broadcasting live and you can then click to enjoy the streaming if you've signed up and paid for it.

Alternatively, please visit to access the service on desktop or laptop.

Live video and audio streaming will be hosted, broadcast and delivered thanks to Watford FC's long-serving online and broadcast partners Scout Digital, Stream AMG and Basecamp Consultancy.

(Note that free-to-air radio commentary will still be provided via the club's relationship with BBC Three Counties Radio, however the only place to hear commentary from Jon Marks and special guest summarisers will be at 'Hive Live'.)

Available Payment Options

See below for a price grid which shows the cost of live streaming and what options are available.

In short, live video streaming costs £10 per game for UK fans (£7 overseas).

Further Questions

For the answers to some frequently asked questions about the Hive Live service, please click HERE.

Download The App

Available on iOS and Android, you can now download the Watford FC app now!

Click HERE to download the app on iOS.

Click HERE to download the app on Android.

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