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Bitmovin delivers OneFootball’s streams

Bitmovin, a provider of video streaming software solutions, and Akamai Technologies, have announced that OneFootball, the digital football platform backed by clubs such as Real Madrid, Manchester City and FC Bayern Munich, has chosen to deploy Bitmovin’s Live Encoder that will run on Akamai Connected Cloud to deliver the highest levels of audio and video […]

April 11, 2024

Pep Guardiola doc coming to BBC

A documentary and accompanying podcast series will offers a deep dive into football manager Pep Guardiola’s relentless pursuit of perfection, and the methods and motivations that have led him to leave a lasting imprint on the beautiful game. The series will feature interviews from Pep’s inner circle, including friends, former colleagues and players – such […]

January 22, 2024

Report: Short-form content key for Tweens’ sports fandom

We are Family, the marketing agency group specialising in children, young people, and their families, has launched its first Global Kids Sports Report, uncovering key data and insights on the role and importance of sports fandom in the Tween market. The report was undertaken with input from the research teams of some of the world’s […]

November 29, 2023

EPL, Sky Sports to test Game Mode camera

A new camera angle will be trialled by Sky Sports and the Premier League in Arsenal’s match against Manchester City on October 8th at The Emirates Stadium. The new camera angle, called ‘Game Mode’ aims to give viewers a greater appreciation of space by showcasing player runs and ball movement. The camera angle will track […]

October 6, 2023

Sky Sports signs Sturridge

Former England international Daniel Sturridge is joining the Sky Sports football presenting team for the 2023/24 season, making his first appearance of the new Premier League campaign on August 13th. Throughout the season, Sturridge will share his insights and opinions alongside the likes of Gary Neville, Jamie Carragher, Jamie Redknapp, Izzy Christiansen, Karen Carney, Micah […]

August 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

WWE Superstars visit Manchester City FC

Ahead of WWE Live at the AO Arena in Manchester on April 27th, WWE Superstars Baron Corbin and Damage CTRL (Bayley, Dakota Kai and Iyo Sky) were invited to First Team training at Manchester City Football Club following their Premier League victory over Arsenal on April 26th. Might there be a City contender willing to […]

April 27, 2023By Nik Roseveare

ITV back to back coverage of the Derby followed by FA Cup Final

ITV will show live, free to air coverage of the Derby, one of the crown jewels in the racing calendar, followed by the first ever Manchester City vs Manchester United FA Cup Final on June 3rd. Both events will be shown on ITV1 and simulcast on ITVX with the Derby starting at 1.30pm and the […]

April 26, 2023

Germany: Champions League sets Prime Video streaming record

The UEFA Champions League Quarter Final stage kicked off on April 11th with a clash between Manchester City and Bayer Munich which saw the Premier League champions defeat the German giants 3-0 at the Etihad Stadium. This first-leg match between two clubs broke Prime Video live streaming records in Germany, with over 4 million households […]

April 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

Virgin Media O2, TalkTalk see record data spikes

TalkTalk saw its highest ever data usage peak on February 15th, overtaking the previous recorded spike in December 2022. At around 9:12pm, TalkTalk customers were using a combined 10.25 Tbps. Season 2 of the popular Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 video games was released at 6pm, followed by the Premier League […]

February 16, 2023

BT Sport poll to determine if Manchester is red or blue

BT Sport will give fans the opportunity to paint the city of Manchester either United red or City blue, ahead of the highly anticipated Manchester derby on January 14th, exclusively live on BT Sport, with a new interactive campaign. On January 10th, a social poll on @BTSportFootball will ask fans the question ‘Is Manchester red […]

January 10, 2023