FC Isle of Man is delighted to announce that, in another ground-breaking first for Manx team sports, its inaugural game against island opponents Guernsey F.C. will be available to Live Stream to its members and spectators worldwide.
The game will be produced by Isle of Man based production specialist Studio One (a joint venture between Julian Simmonds Photography, ELS Virtual, Pigeon Stream Media and Visual Picnic), using its versatile on-location filming capabilities in combination with its cutting-edge virtual studio technology.
FC Isle of Man’s digital ticketing partner, TicketCo, will provide the ‘pay-wall’ technology through its broadcasting platform TicketCo TV. Enabling fans worldwide to watch the game via a web browser, Chromecast or through its customer friendly app available on Apple TV, Android TV, and Amazon Fire TV.
Working together the club and its partners will create a seamless digital matchday experience for fans to access FC Isle of Man’s matches when they can’t physically be in the ground. The Live Stream of the game can also be complemented by an optional upgrade which will give fans access to a digital version of the essential matchday programme providing instant access as well as being an environmentally conscious option.
Justin McMullin, Studio One Partner:
It is an exciting time for Manx Sport and as four Isle of Man business come together as one, to form Studio One, it is an exciting time for Manx digital production. Digital production is our expertise and as a passionate technology driven production house, we are always looking for new and exciting opportunities.
We are determined to develop, celebrate and showcase the talents we have within the Manx community and to make our services accessible. Supporting FC Isle of Man fits with our company ethos and creates some amazing opportunities for collaboration which will enhance the club’s digital matchday experience in the very near future.
Joe Edwards, TicketCo Key Senior Account Manager:
It is fantastic to be working with such an innovative football club that is embracing digital technology to enable it to engage with a global fan base. This is an exciting project that puts FC Ise of Man fully in control of its digital content and broadcasting. As early adopters of our pay per view live streaming service FC Isle of Man will become digital pioneers that other clubs will follow and learn from.
Ty Smith, FC Isle of Man Commercial Director:
We have spent endless hours choosing the right partners for FC Isle of Man to work with. These strategic partnerships are cornerstones that the club has built on with confidence as they provide opportunity, scalability, and flexibility.
It was always an essential part of the strategy to bring the club to those supporters in our global community that cannot physically get to the matches. Accessing the game means this global community can be part of the same event at the same time and are able to connect with each other in real time. This is something I have dreamed of from the very start of this project and I am proud that we are able to deliver it now.
The partnership with Studio One provides us with world-class production from our ‘own back yard’. Achieving our objective of shining a light on the amazing array of skills the Isle of Man is home too. We hope that in the long term the production of our games can act as a stimulus to future generations and create opportunities for them to achieve their professional goals in and around production here on the island. We thank Studio One for sharing the vision of FC Isle of Man and helping us showcase just what this community has to offer.
TicketCo is a hugely versatile platform and a true disrupter. We identify with these organisations and in turn they identify with our aims and objectives. The club’s Bee ny Share (Be Better) motto could be adopted by any of our partners and be equally as relevant none more so than TicketCo. This platform provides the club with cutting edge technology and capabilities that even professional clubs can only dream of.
For this club to start with its first ever game being streamed to a global audience, sets the bar and should act as a statement of intent of the club’s vision, ambition and drive to succeed at the very highest level – powered by the support of this amazing community and its ‘can do’ attitude.
Live Streaming tickets can be purchased at TicketCo, including the option to buy a digital programme.