SBD/November 12, 2012/Media

EPL Club Tottenham Hotspur Planning Web TV Channel To Expand Global Profile

Tottenham seeks to capitalize on global interest with new web channel
EPL club Tottenham Hotspur is “embarking on its biggest ever push for its web TV channel to offer additional content to its growing overseas fan base who cannot get to matches,” according to Sebastian Joseph of MARKETING WEEK. The “subscription-based Spurs TV Online channel will host new exclusive content such as increased coverage of the first team squad and manager Andre Villas-Boas as well as the club’s community schemes and youth development initiatives.” It also could host branded content in the future "as the club looks to create additional value for sponsors.” Tottenham “hopes the channel will help monetise its overseas fanbase, particularly in America where the team conducted its pre-season tour this summer.” The move is “part of a wider digital strategy to invest in content to help grow the global profile of the club.” EPL club Manchester City is “pursuing a similar strategy,” as it “signed a content deal with YouTube last year, letting the club control its rights-owned and club-created videos as well as managing the advertising around its content” (MARKETINGWEEK.co.uk, 11/12).
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