Aberdeen have announced that Rob Maclean and Derek Rae will lead the new look coverage for RedTV.
As part of the new home match format joining Rob, commentary will be provided by Dave Macdermid alongside a guest summariser with Andrew Shinie acting as pitch-side reporter who will provide pre and post match interviews.
Rob will also be commentating on our away matches throughout the 2020/21 campaign.
“These are exciting times for Aberdeen Football Club, and I am pleased to have been asked to be part of it. The new Chairman is making a big impact. He comes at things from a different angle which is quite refreshing, and I think it is going to be a bold new era,” said Maclean.
“I believe it is going to be an exciting season ahead. The signing of Jonny Hayes is massive. He will be great addition, not only because of the ability he brings, but because of what he can do for the players around him. The squad looks good and I think the training ground will make a big difference going forward. I’m sure the Aberdeen fans can’t wait to see what is about to unfold, and what a massive match to start with. I can’t wait to get started.”
“Aberdeen has a place in my heart – there is no doubt about that. I was a presenter and commentator with Northsound in the early 1980s and it coincided with that amazing period in AFC history.
Also joining the RedTV team as a specxial contributor will be broadcaster and Dons fan, Derek Rae.
Derek will be contributing to the improved midweek content on RedTV and when possible join the team on matchdays at Pittodrie.
Derek said: “I’ve always been very proud to call myself an Aberdonian and I’m thrilled to have been asked to join the Red TV team this season as a special contributor.
“It was at Pittodrie as a youngster in the 1970s that I fell in love with the game. Hopefully, we can bottle some of that affection for the club and the North East in general with the tone and content of our coverage.
“With the restrictions in place as a result of the pandemic, RedTV is going to play a vital for the fans who will be utilising the platform more than ever so it’s great to see the improvements and changes being made. My travels have taken me far and wide, but I’ve always been a North East loon at heart. It will be exciting to produce and present content that appeals to Aberdeen supporters in all corners of the world.”
The brand new matchday show will start on Saturday 1 August from 5pm ahead of the 5.30pm kick-off with Rangers. Rob and the team will bring all the build up to the game to virtual season ticket holder and RedTV International subscribers. An audio feed will be available for RedTV subscribers in the UK and Ireland.
Instruction about how virtual season ticket holders can watch games at Pittodrie will be announced soon.