Onefootball teams up with Sportradar OTT to drive expansion into live and on-demand streaming
Onefootball, the world’s leading football media platform, has partnered with Sportradar, global provider of sports data intelligence, for the delivery of their OTT offering, bringing Onefootball customers the best live and on-demand sports video programming from across the world.
Having begun showcasing premium football rights via a pay-per-view model through its own app in April 2019, and as part of a continued expansion, Onefootball will now use the market-leading Sportradar OTT platform, which marries data and video to ensure the optimal viewing experience.
Onefootball, which already uses Sportradar data to create engaging sports content and power its live score service, recently announced pay-per-view live streaming distribution partnerships with Sky Deutschland, for 2. Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal matches in Germany, and Eleven Sports for domestic Serie C matches in Italy as well as selected premium matches in Belgium and Luxembourg.
Onefootball will now leverage Sportradar’s data-driven OTT solution to support the expansion of its OTT offering with further rights holders across the globe.
Onefootball CEO & Founder, Lucas von Cranach, said: “We are delighted to be taking our next steps in the streaming market and also build on our existing relationship with Sportradar by utilising and jointly customising their state-of-the-art OTT solution for our purposes.
“After test-launching in April, we have looked extensively for the most appropriate technological partner for the next chapter in this venture. Sportradar, with their global footprint, flexible solution and array of impressive work with other big industry names, is a natural choice.”
Sportradar’s Managing Director for OTT, Rainer Geier, said: “It’s a real privilege to have been chosen as an OTT partner by Onefootball – one of the most forward-thinking players in the sports content space.
“As we already enjoy a strong working relationship, we’re looking forward to enhancing that and providing them with market-leading streaming capabilities following their partnerships with Sky Deutschland and Eleven Sports.”
Onefootball is the ultimate platform for football fans all around the globe. With a 24-hour Newsroom operating in six languages, over 20,000 news sources and its own video studio, Onefootball provides the new generation of football fans with breaking news, live scores, stats, features and videos in multiple languages on its own Onefootball platform and on social media channels such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram.
Onefootball reaches more than 40 million football fans worldwide every month, making it the most popular curated media platform for modern football fans.
Founded eleven years ago as one of the world’s first 1,000 applications in the Apple App Store, the company now has 200 employees at its headquarters in Berlin and regional offices in London, New York, Mexico City and São Paulo.
The Onefootball app has been awarded several times, most recently in 2017, as the best app product by Apple and Google.