That sports broadcasting is undergoing major disruption is not longer disputed. Viewers could watch Wimbledon on Twitter this year. CellC’s black VOD service is negotiating with football clubs for rights to stream matches. DStv Sports is under pressure to make national games available to all. Streaming TV has made sport mobile.
Now Amazon Prime has announced a “ground-breaking behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive series following the four times top flight championship winning football team, Manchester City, through the current 2017/18 season”.
“This new Amazon Prime Video Original series will give Prime Video members extraordinary insight into Manchester City, the top English Premier League Football team and one of the most exciting and respected teams globally,” said Heather Schuster, head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals in a press release. “The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all access experience to our Prime members.”
The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video next year in over 200 countries and territories.
The series promises to give fans insights into the club. This would include content on coach Pep Guardiola as well as the drama of week-on-week stories that unfold within the lives of the players currently sitting top of the English Premier League table. Guardiola was one of the best players and coaches of his generation having won three Champions League titles during his time at FC Barcelona. He joined Manchester City in 2016 coaching stars such as Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne.
“We are delighted to begin this strategic relationship with Amazon, one of the world’s leading companies,” said Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City. “Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home for a ground-breaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view into Manchester City’s season like never before. This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City and through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”
The show joins Prime Video’s growing stable of Amazon Original sports entertainment shows including The Grand Tour, two series of All Or Nothing which follows the Arizona Cardinals and The Los Angeles Rams over an entire NFL season, New Zealand All Blacks, McLaren F1, and live streaming of NFL Thursday Night Football and the ATP Next Gen Finals.
Prime Video Series and popular movies and TV shows are available for Prime Video members to stream or download and enjoy anytime, anywhere. Members can watch via the Prime Video app on Android and iOS phones and tablets, popular LG and Samsung Smart TVs, Android TV by Sony, Sony PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox or online at PrimeVideo.com.
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