Dailymotion scores major streaming deal with FC Barcelona

Video platform Dailymotion has signed a deal with football giant FC Barcelona. The agreement will see the club use the Dailymotion player as its exclusive video solution on its website and will see the launch of the FC Barcelona channel on Dailymotion to bring new sports content to Dailymotion’s global audience of 120 million.

During the season several hundreds of videos and live streams will be uploaded monthly by FC Barcelona, including press conferences, player interviews and other similar events. In the close season it will include content such as the unveiling of new players to fans and the world’s media at the famous Camp Nou Stadium.

Video content will not be restricted to FC Barcelona’s famous football team, but will also include exclusive footage from its futsal (five a side), handball and basketball teams.

“The global popularity of FC Barcelona is obvious through its social media following, which easily outstrips any other football club with more 75 million followers on Facebook and Twitter,” comments Marc Eychenne, VP of International Content at Dailymotion. “By working in agreement with Dailymotion, FC Barcelona will be able to build on this to further enhance its video strategy and deliver an enhanced programme that includes livestreams, pay per view, SVOD and more on their website. The agreement builds on the great results that Dailymotion has achieved with other leading football clubs, leagues and federations – and underlines how the Dailymotion player is the video technology solution that the world’s leading sports brands trust to deliver.”

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