Rovers supporters based overseas were able to follow the opening-day win at Southend United in style with the improved iFollow Rovers service.
Commentary has now been added to the live streams available to subscribers outside the UK & Ireland, with the dramatic 3-2 victory at Roots Hall the first time the new service had been rolled out.
Rovers media manager Luke Thornhill said: “It was a huge undertaking from the EFL and their broadcast partners Neulion to add bespoke commentary to every live stream, but all the feedback we have had is that it really enhanced the service.
“It is the same audio commentary that UK-based subscribers listen to, and along with a scoreline and match timer means the service has taken a big step forward since last season.”
Broadcasting restrictions mean fans in the UK and Ireland cannot watch Saturday afternoon matches live, but will be able to watch midweek matches if they are unable to get to the game - starting with the visit of Shrewsbury Town later in August. This will be for a one-off fee of £10 per account.
Luke added: “Uefa regulations mean we cannot stream games which fall within the blackout window, but fans in the UK can watch the full match back with commentary from the following day. Having the commentary really does add to the excitement - especially with a second half like Saturday’s.
“We know there will be the odd glitch along the way due to the scale of the iFollow operation across the leagues - the extended highlights produced by our partners on Saturday had some issues with the audio - but we’re confident this will grow into a service which provides real insight to fans while remaining great value for money."
See the table below for the pricing options, then click here or the image below to view the pricing options where you are.
|Basic||free||Behind the scenes videos, including basic highlights and interview snippets|
|UK&I monthly pass||£4.49 PCM||Live audio commentary of all competitive first-team matches, full-match replays, complete footage of press conferences and exclusive extended interviews|
|UK&I season pass||£45 per year||Live audio commentary of all competitive first-team matches, full-match replays, complete footage of press conferences and exclusive extended interviews. Most cost effective option at £3.75 PCM|
|UK match pass||£10 where available||Live streaming, with commentary and graphics.|
|International season pass||£110 per year||Live streaming, with commentary and graphics, of all competitive first-team matches in Sky Bet League One and the Checkatrade Trophy, full-match replays, complete footage of press conferences and exclusive extended interviews.|
|International match pass||£5 equivalent||Live streaming, with commentary and graphics. Available for any match not blacked out for TV coverage.|