Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – an English premier league football team – has launched its own streaming service: Spursplay. The service will provide coverage of Spurs’ Men’s pre-season friendly matches throughout July this year, as well as live coverage of home under-18s and under-21s matches, select under-21s away games and Women’s matches throughout the 2022/2023 season. Spursplay will also have an “enhanced match day offering” which includes live audio commentary and full match replay from every fixture.
The club has said the service will include hundreds of hours of archive footage, in addition to documentary content such as Antonio Conte: 202 Days — a documentary about the team’s Italian coach’s first few months in the job. Tottenham F.C. tapped Endeavor Streaming – a digital video technology company – to power the service.
Spursplay will be available for an annual subscription of £45, reduced to £35 for season ticket holders and club members.
Pete Bellamy, SVP of Global Sports and International M&E, Endeavor Streaming, said: “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Tottenham Hotspur in delivering a brand new OTT experience. Spursplay is the first of many team-based direct-to-consumer services we will launch in sport across the US, EMEA and APAC. The direct-to-consumer ambitions of top-tier clubs and teams go well beyond the technical delivery of video.
“The leading sports organisations require a partner who can advise and execute the most direct path to growth in both consumer engagement and revenue. At Endeavor Streaming, it’s our job to ensure that Spursplay delivers for the Club and its fans to the highest level”.
Pierre-Olivier Bouche, Media, Programming and Operations Director at Tottenham Hotspur F.C., said: “We believe Spursplay will revolutionise the way fans access Club content. We know that fans are itching for the return of live Spurs action and Spursplay will be the only place for that this summer.”
In other football streaming news, FIFA has launched its first CTV app for its streaming service – FIFA+ – on Hisense VIDAA-powered devices. The service offers the equivalent of 40,000 live games per year from 100 member associations, as well as 11,000 women’s matches per year. The offering includes highlights, goals, interactive games (such as votes, quizzes and fantasy games) as well as news and tournament information.
Guy Edri, President of Hisense’s VIDAA platform, said: “Since launch, FIFA+ has been giving a new voice to so many fantastic stories from across the world of football, and Hisense is proud to amplify them even further by adding the platform to our VIDAA-powered devices. We’re also incredibly excited to announce the daily show, a new format for tournament coverage that will put fan culture at its core.”
Charlotte Burr, FIFA’s Director of Strategy, Corporate Development and FIFA+, added: “This is an important step for FIFA+, and we’re excited to work with Hisense as we grow the platform. Innovation is a key focus for FIFA and so Hisense’s VIDAA-powered TVs is a natural home for the FIFA+ app. Football fans with connected devices will soon be able to experience our extensive content collection directly on to their Hisense TVs.”