Football NSW have confirmed there will be a new way for fans from both New South Wales and Queensland to watch games with the roll out of a brand new streaming service.
For details, please see the media release by Football NSW Media Manager Mark Stavroulakis:
Friday 13th March
Fans of National Premier Leagues NSW have an exciting new destination to catch the action with Football NSW and Football Queensland today launching a landmark streaming service in partnership with leading sports media and data agency Sportradar.
The new NPL.TV platform will broadcast more than 1,000 free, live and on-demand games throughout the 2020 season, with thrilling talent, goals and drama from the NPL Men’s and Women’s competitions becoming more accessible than ever.
Football NSW CEO Stuart Hodge said: ”NPL fans are among the most passionate in Australia and NPL.TV will provide fans with a feast of live games, replays and highlights each week. The success of our live broadcasts over the past four seasons has seen increased interest and support for our NPL NSW competitions and by introducing the new service we will make our competitions more accessible to supporters in Australia and around the world.
Football NSW Head Of Commercial Brian Meinrath said,“Our partnership with Football Queensland and Sportradar is a defining moment for the National Premier Leagues. NPL.TV provides us with the means to control the delivery of the NPL to our fans and monitor how they interact with our content.. By aggregating content on the one platform, it gives us a huge opportunity to present existing fans with superior live and on-demand content as well as showcase our leagues to a new and expanding audience.”
The new OTT service is compatible with Chromecast and Airplay, allowing content to be streamed from mobile devices to television screens.
NPL.TV is free to Australian-based fans and will initially be available through all web browsers, with iOS and Android apps available soon.
Subscribers can also upgrade to a ‘premium’ Full HD offering for a small monthly charge.
The move from social media streaming to Sportradar’s OTT platform enables Football NSW to control the content, access deeper, data-driven insights into viewer behaviour and to tell more engaging stories to fans.
David Edwards, Director of Sports Media and Partnerships, Oceania, Sportradar, said,“Today’s partnership agreement is the first-of-its-kind in the region and we’re proud to have jointly developed the OTT platform with Football NSW & Football Queensland.
“Competitions are thriving across various footballing codes in Australia at the moment, and we’re seeing an increasing demand from both state-based and national sporting federations in establishing direct-to-consumer streaming platforms.
“Niche competitions suit the OTT distribution model by allowing rights holders to take control of their assets and develop a direct relationship with their fans on their own terms. We look forward to helping National Premier Leagues competitions increase digital revenues and supercharge their fan engagement through our unique, data-driven approach to OTT.”
Football fans will be able to begin accessing live streams, highlights and full match replays at NPL.TV from Friday, 20 March.
Stay tuned for more information on how to access the NPL.TV platform.