February 3 – Spanish giant FC Barcelona is revamping its digital platforms which it sees as an under-exploited revenue stream. A new digital plan will see the launch of an OTT service and wider integration of digital technologies from e-commerce to ticket sales and integration with its new global membership programme ‘Culers’.
January 15 – The investor rush to secure positions in technology companies and applications that are changing the football business, and the broadcast business in particular, has seen another investment in a streaming service.
December 16 – Japanese eFootball gamemaker Konami has added LaLiga’s RCD Mallorca to partner clubs. Mallorca will feature in the 2020 edition of the game.
December 13 – Digital sport consultancy Seven League has released its 2020 Digital Trends for Sport report, and for anyone on the business side of sport grappling with their own digital strategy it is a focussing read.
November 11 – China-based football social networking and media app Dongqiudi has added Watford to a partner list that includes Manchester City and Crystal Palace, becoming the club’s official media partner in China.
September 25 – Germany’s Bundesliga has tested the first applications of its 5G mobile stadia plan with Vodafone at Vfl Wolfsburg’s Volkswagen Arena as part of a live demonstration for their home game against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.
August 20 – AC Milan launched their mobile app with the a live stream of their pre-season friendly against Cesena last Saturday with dual language commentary in Italian and English.
July 4 – Vodafone and Germany’s DFL are linking up to deliver 5G technology to a Bundesliga stadium for the first time and to launch a real time app that will speed up the delivery of match information to fans without buffering or non-connection issues.
June 12 – Alipay, the world’s leading digital payment and lifestyle platform with more than 1 billion users, has activated its European partnership with a new UEFA lifestyle ‘mini-app’.
May 23 – Premier League Champions Manchester City have extended their partnership with Wega, the club’s Oﬃcial Acoustic Contactless Secured Card Payment Partner.
May 13 – Premier League West Ham have announced MuchBetter as their official online and digital payments partner.
May 8 – The experience of being in the stadium and experiencing the match live will be replicated tomorrow night in Las Vegas using virtual reality for the Liga MX play-off game between Club América vs. Cruz Azul.
April 4 – Football streaming platform MyCujoo, has teamed up with 433, the largest Instagram account in the world, to share content with 433’s 35 million followers.
March 27 – Video platform SendtoNews will exclusively distribute MLS highlights to local partners as the league seeks to boost its digital content footprint.
February 13 – UEFA has expanded its digital presence in China setting up a new Champions League platform on WeChat – the Chinese multi-purpose messaging and social media app.