Man City launches Recast Channel
July 27, 2022
By Nik Roseveare
Manchester City football club has officially launched its Recast Channel for fans around the globe following a successful trial last season.
As part of the launch, new documentary series, Together: Champions Again!, will be co-premiered on the Recast Channel and City+ platform when released at 6pm on July 27th. The next live fixture available on Recast will be the club’s charity friendly fixture against Barcelona on August 24th.
The channel will also provide access to Gareth’s Taylor’s Manchester City Women’s side – as well as the chance to keep tabs on the club’s emerging talent with content from the U18 and U23 teams. Other highlights on the platform will also include behind-the-scenes action including training ground clips, player and legend interviews, in addition to the full back catalogue of City+ documentaries, match action from across the years, Best of Series and eSports content.
Gavin Johnson, Media Director at City Football Group, said: “The launch of the Man City Recast Channel is another exciting development in the club’s ongoing digital and content offering for our millions of fans around the globe. Complementing our existing City+ offering, the new Recast Channel will allow fans the flexibility and choice to watch and engage with content as and when they please. We were delighted to be able to show one of our preseason tour fixtures against Bayern Munich in Green Bay live on the platform and look forward to showing our new documentary series ‘Together: Champions Again!’ and the club’s friendly against Barcelona next month. We hope fans around the world access and enjoy, with plenty more content available over the coming months.”
Andy Meikle, Founder and CEO of Recast, added: “Man City has grasped this opportunity to fully unlock their digital revenue potential, a forward-thinking decision that will deliver for the club and the fans. As one of the biggest clubs in football, this is a huge endorsement for the platform. The club’s Recast Channel will complement City’s existing subscription OTT platform giving fans greater choice and control as to how they watch content, either by monthly subscription on City+ or by paying-per-view on Recast.”
Everything on Recast is priced in Cast Credits, with one Cast Credit valued at 1p. Fans can buy Casts as well as earn them in-platform by watching ads, sharing content, or inviting friends to join.