FC Cincinnati announced Thursday that it will be streaming all of its locally-produced games for free on its website at fccincinnati.com/stream.
This free stream will complement the over-the-air broadcast from WSTR Star 64 and is available for those within the team’s designated regional broadcast territory, which can be seen here. For those outside this territory, they will still be able to watch FCC’s matches through a subscription on ESPN+. Matches will also no longer be available through FloFC subscriptions. Each of the streams will begin at the advertised kickoff time and contain the entire match as well as the 30-minute post-match show.
“With excitement building for the return of the 2020 season, we’re thrilled to be able to deliver an amazing broadcast viewing option to our passionate fans this season when FC Cincinnati retakes the field,” FC Cincinnati Chief Operating Officer Dennis Carroll said in an FCC press release. “Providing our local broadcast stream – for free, on fccincinnati.com – provides fans in our region more flexibility to follow along with every second of action when they can’t be there in person.”
Games that are broadcast or streamed by national partners will not be made available on the team’s website. They will be available to watch specifically through those outlets’ streaming platforms.
The streaming and broadcasting rights for FC Cincinnati soccer for the 2021 and 2022 season will also be up for bid, and according to the FCC press release, announced in early 2021.
Also, according to the FC Cincinnati stream page, in the FAQs, “FloFC will refund all 2020 subscriptions that were only used for FC Cincinnati broadcasts. Please contact FloFC at email@example.com.”