Grimsby Town Football Club is excited to announce that ‘Mariners TV’, a brand-new streaming, audio and video service for our supporters, will be launching soon.
The last time we were in the EFL, Town fans were able to purchase a subscription to iFollow and receive audio coverage of every game and even live stream eligible fixtures. As the 2020/21 campaign was played completely behind closed doors, iFollow was the only way fans could watch the Mariners and for that reason, we received record-breaking viewing figures. We are committed to continuous improvement at the football club and have chosen to create our own streaming platform for the new season and beyond.
Mariners TV will offer supporters a very similar service to iFollow (as the stream will still be provided by the EFL), but it will be through our own custom-built platform which will provide supporters with an improved user experience. Additionally, we will be able to enhance the packages by creating exclusive content only available to fans who subscribe to the service – like we used to do in the days of Mariners Player. Here’s a breakdown of the content to expect to see on Mariners TV:
- Exclusive player and manager interviews
- Extended match highlights
- Behind the scenes content from Liam Emmerson
- Other features on the parts of the Club
MARINERS TV PACKAGES
SEASON PASS (INTERNATIONAL) – £140 (£170 from 1st September)
This package is available to supporters who live outside of the UK and includes live streams to every one of our League Two and Papa John’s Trophy games during the season (excluding play-off games or the semi-final and final of the Trophy). International Season Pass subscribers also receive audio commentary of every competitive game and access to the exclusive video content.
MONTHLY PASS (INTERNATIONAL) – £25
International Monthly Pass subscribers receive the live streams to every one of our League Two and Papa John’s Trophy games during the month, audio commentary of every competitive game and access to the exclusive video content.
SEASON PASS (UK) – £45
A Mariners TV Season Pass offers UK fans a great way to follow the Mariners throughout the 2022/23 campaign, with audio commentary of every one of our competitive games as well as access to exclusive video content. This does NOT include live streaming of eligible fixtures.
MONTHLY PASS (UK) – £4.50
A Monthly Pass provides subscribers who live in the UK with the audio commentary of every one of our competitive games taking place within the month, plus access to the video content on Mariners TV. This does NOT include live streaming of eligible fixtures.
LIVE STREAMING – MATCH PASSES
Through Mariners TV, supporters will be able to live stream all eligible League Two and Papa John’s Trophy fixtures on a game-by-game basis for £10. For international fans, that’s every League Two and Papa John’s game (excluding play-off games or the semi-final and final of the Trophy). However, UK-based supporters will only be able to stream games which meet these criteria:
- Scheduled midweek matches
- Displaced Saturday matches (matches moved out of the blocked hours window of 14:45 – 17:15 on a Saturday for various reasons)
- Bank Holiday matches
- International Break matches with a 3pm kick-off (including World Cup)
- Papa John’s Trophy matches (except semi-finals and finals)
Based on these stipulations, we understand that the following League Two fixtures are currently able to live stream to UK fans:
- Tues 16 Aug – Carlisle United (H)
- Tues 13 Sep – Gillingham (H)
- Sat 24 Sep – Swindon (H)
- Tue 25 Oct – Barrow (A)
- Sat 19 Nov – Stevenage (H)
- Sat 3 Dec – AFC Wimbledon (A)
- Sat 10 Dec – Tranmere Rovers (H)
- Sat 17 Dec – Mansfield Town (A)
- Mon 26 Dec – Harrogate Town (A)
- Thur 29 Dec – Salford City (H)
- Sun 1 Jan – Stockport County (H)
- Tue 14 Feb – Gillingham (A)
- Sat 25 Mar – Walsall (H)
- Fri 7 Apr – Hartlepool Utd (H)
- Mon 10 Apr – Doncaster Rovers (A)
- Tue 18 Apr – Barrow (H)
Please note that our games in the Papa John’s Trophy will also be live streamed (except semi-finals and finals). Also, Carabao Cup and Emirates FA Cup fixtures will not be available for live streaming in the UK or internationally. All games are subject to change.
WHEN WILL MARINERS TV BE READY?
As Mariners TV is going to be a bespoke platform, it is still being developed ahead of the start of the season. With our opening fixture at Leyton Orient fast-approaching, we are aware that these packages will need to be available very, very soon. However, in the meantime, we hope this information will provide you with a suitable update on our plans for Mariners TV this coming season and beyond.