Aston Villa first on Facebook Live!

villaIn a UK first, last weekend Aston Villa and Stream AMG delivered a full men’s first team match on Facebook Live

The live stream covered Villa’s pre-season friendly match against Middlesbrough FC and was simulcast on the club’s AVTV channel. With video powered by StreamAMG, AVTV is a technology leader in club owned digital channels, providing the clubs global fan base with interviews, highlights, features and live content across the world, on nearly any device. Streaming to Facebook Live, AVFC were able to reach over half their global Facebook fan base with just this one post, an engagement level that shows live video engages audiences far more than other forms of media.

Will Radford, Aston Villa’s Head of Media, Content and Marketing said:

“This project was about creating an engaging piece of content that demonstrates Aston Villa’s commitment to delivering quality output to our global fanbase. We have a new focus on high quality media and aim to utilise the best platform for each opportunity where possible.”

This project kicks off StreamAMG’s second year as a technology provider to AVFC, which has seen two full preseason outings and a full season’s worth of content on the AVTV platform.

StreamAMG’s Director for Sport,  Matt McKiernan commented that:

“Utilising StreamAMG’s far-reaching video acquisition network and delivery tools, we were able to quickly and reliably deliver the match to AVFCs global fan base. Our relationship with Aston Villa has always been around making the most of the full digital spectrum, Facebook Live is an obvious and complimentary choice to engage fans across many demographic groups.”