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Recast relaunches

Live and on-demand streaming platform, Recast, has officially relaunched its services following last month’s acquisition of assets by Content Technology Partners (CTP). Under the new ownership, which includes Recast Founder & CEO Andy Meikle and ex-Manchester United Executive Vice-President Ed Woodward, Recast says it has developed “a renewed vision and refreshed offering, all aimed at […]

November 30, 2023

FA Cup Final exclusively on ESPN+ in US

ESPN+, the Disney-owned OTT platform, will bring football fans in the US exclusive English and Spanish coverage of the 142nd FA Cup Final live from Wembley Stadium in London on June 3rd at 10am ET. This year’s Manchester Derby FA Cup Final will feature two of the world’s most famous football clubs in Manchester City […]

June 1, 2023By Nik Roseveare

99 exclusive on Prime Video

Prime Video will premiere 99, the definitive documentary series of Manchester United’s historic treble-winning season, within which the iconic team won the Premier League, FA Cup and UEFA Champions League across 10 pivotal days in 1999. The UK Original documentary will launch in over 240 countries and territories worldwide exclusively on Prime Video in 2024. […]

May 26, 2023

Sky sees record audience for Carabao Cup final

The Carabao Cup Final was watched by a record audience of 4.26 million people on Sky Sports in the UK, as Erik Ten Hag’s Manchester United overcame the challenge of Eddie Howe’s Newcastle United, to win 2-0 and lift the Carabao Cup for a sixth time. The peak audience was 60,000 higher than the previous […]

March 2, 2023

Africa: NWTV scores FA Cup rights

The New World TV Group (NWTV) has secured the exclusive pay-TV rights to broadcast the Emirates FA Cup exclusively in 17 countries across Western and Central Africa, and non-exclusively in Chad, in a deal brokered by IMG. Under the agreement, NWTV will broadcast live French language coverage for all fixtures from the next two seasons […]

January 6, 2023

Record traffic for Premier League on Prime Video

Premier League matches streamed on Prime Video on October 19th resulted in a record spike in internet usage, according to network data from connectivity provider TalkTalk. The new peak record of 9.105Tbps – the equivalent to downloading 379 hours of HD video per second – was set on TalkTalk’s network at 21:20 on October 19th, […]

October 20, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Qualcomm, Manchester United partnership

EPL football club Manchester United has agreed a multi-year global strategic collaboration with technology innovator Qualcomm Technologies. The arrangement will feature the Snapdragon brand. Snapdragon platforms power many of the world’s premium smartphones, PCs, gaming devices, connected cars, smart wearables and more. The collaboration will create events and experiences for Manchester United fans at Old […]

August 5, 2022

Survey: Man City fans most confident ahead of EPL season

With the new Premier League season just days away, BT Sport has launched a campaign which uses cutting-edge science to test whether fans really believe their own predictions for the new season. In Believe It, Now See It on BT Sport, created by Saatchi & Saatchi, BT Sport teams up with Imperial College London, a […]

August 1, 2022By Colin Mann

Data: Man Utd most valuable social media brand in EPL

According to a study by Sportslens, Manchester United is the most valuable social media brand in the Premier League. The club has 184, 400,000 followers across its social media platforms. These include Facebook (77 million), Instagram (59.2 million), Twitter (31.9 million) and TikTok (16.3 million). This outpaces second-placed Chelsea FC, which has 118,900,000 followers on […]

July 27, 2022

Data: Man Utd most pirated EPL club

With pre-season underway for most Premier League clubs and research from 2021 suggesting that 47 per cent of football fans openly admit to watching their club on illegal streaming websites, IT support company Firewall Technical analysed Google search data to see the most illegally-streamed football teams in the UK. Specifically, they looked at 19 of […]

July 14, 2022By Colin Mann