Premier League champions Man City unveil new OTT subscription service
Manchester City FC has launched a new subscription-based OTT streaming service that will show full match replays, live academy matches and original content.
City+ is being made available online, via a mobile app and on Smart TVs.
Subscribers will get access to full match replays of all men’s and women’s matches 24 hours after the final whistle, original CityTV productions and selected live women’s and academy games.
To coincide with the launch of the new offering, City has released an exclusive CityTV Productions documentary called ‘Made in Gran Canaria’, chronicling the life of current first-team captain David Silva, who will be leaving the club at the end of the season.
The current Premier League champions already offer a paid-for OTT streaming TV app, called Man City for TV, which launched in 2019. That service shows live coverage of friendlies, delayed as-live coverage of certain Premier League matches, and on-demand content. It is available on Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku and on selected smart TVs.
Nuria Tarre, chief marketing officer at City Football Group, said of the launch: “Following the launch of our OTT platform last year, we wanted to continue enhancing the viewing experience for fans and offer greater flexibility to consume our content. We’re now rolling our exclusive content out across our digital estate.
“CityTV was given unprecedented access to David’s inner circle who provided a rare insight into the rise of one of the Premier League’s greatest players. Producing original and never seen before content for our fans is at the heart of our strategy and ‘Made in Gran Canaria’ will bring fans even closer to the stories of one of City’s most decorated players.”
Silva is one of the most decorated players in City’s history, having lifted 13 trophies over the past ten years, as well as being a World Cup winner and European Champion with his national side, Spain.
‘Made in Gran Canaria’ features unprecedented access to home video footage from David’s childhood years and interviews with those who influenced his early career including his parents, grandparents, former teammates David Villa, Xavi and Andres Iniesta and City manager Pep Guardiola.
Other CityTV productions include the mini-series ‘Fight ‘til the end’ which documents the final 30 days of the cub’s historic 2018-19 season.
Following a 30-day trial, City+ will cost £1.99 per month.