Man City launch club OTT platform with 2019 season-end doco and pre-season games

July 18 – Manchester City has launched its own streaming service, Man City for TV, for fans globally with a free month’s trial before pricing goes to £1.99 per month.

The new video platform (interestingly the club stop short of calling it a broadcast or club channel) open with a four-part mini-series, ‘Fight ‘til the end’, documenting the final 30 days of the club’s 2018/19 season.

It will also live stream the club’s pre-season games in Hong Kong and Yokohama, as well as live matches played by the Women’s and Academy teams and highlights from key moments in the club’s history.

Other content will include the latest club interviews, press conferences, purpose made CityTV documentaries and behind-the-scenes footage.

Nuria Tarre, chief marketing officer at City Football Group, said: “We want to provide our global fanbase with new, flexible ways to watch our content, so we’re excited to be adding yet another option to our portfolio. We are launching with some fantastic content – our City TV team have captured the run-in to last season’s Premier League Title race, one of the greatest ever. Fans will get a never seen before, behind the scenes, insight into how the team prepared for and celebrated our Fourmidables season.

“By becoming a central hub for Manchester City content, as with so many of our media initiatives in recent years, we want Man City for TV to push the boundaries in technology and sports consumption and provide an immersive entertainment experience for our loyal fanbase, wherever they are.”

The OTT platform is downloadable on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku along with selected Smart TVs.

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