Swedish sports rights agency Spring Media is partnering with Red Bee to launch Wnited – the world’s first global OTT service dedicated to women’s football. This was announced on Monday at Sportel Monaco 2019. Launching in Q1 2020, Wnited will aggregate high-level multi-camera content from top tier leagues in Europe, Asia and the Americas as well as national team matches to global audiences. With both free and paid subscription-based consumption options, Wnited is set to include 300+ live matches and a multitude of VOD content in 2020. Wnited is launched on the Red Bee Managed OTT Platform, which includes award-winning ultra-low latency live feeds.
"Women’s football has reached a turning point when it comes to both viewership and media interest and we believe we’re just at the beginning of a steep growth curve. We are now launching a streaming service with access to some of the world’s best women’s football content and with the Red Bee OTT platform we are sure to deliver the highest quality viewing experience to football fans as they visit the new home of women’s football.”
Wnited will include a free, ad-supported viewing option as well as a subscription-based offering for viewers looking for an enhanced and ad-free experience. The service is developed and hosted on the Red Bee Managed OTT platform which supports high-end viewing experiences on all devices, global reach and award-winning ultra-low latency live feeds (CSI Awards 2019).
"We are very excited to be a part of launching Wnited with Spring Media. This is a perfect example of how our managed OTT services can and should be used, reaching global audiences with high quality ultra-low latency live feeds and on-demand content, creating the best possible viewing experiences on any device.”
Wnited will be formally launched in Q1 2020, offering 300+ live matches, highlights, catch-up shows and documentaries, covering world-class women’s football from around the world to global audiences. Two top leagues are already confirmed to host its best live matches on the Wnited, with many more to be announced leading up to the launch.
The Logo and artwork for Wnited has been developed by Red Bee Creative.
For more information please contact
Spring Media press contact
Tobias Osmund, CEO
About Spring Media
Spring Media is an international sports media agency that provides media rights distribution as well as digital, production-, distribution- and consulting services for sporting events. The company has a global reach with its head office in Stockholm, Sweden and regional offices in France and Mexico. Spring Media owns, manages, produces and distributes over 5,000 hours of live sports annually to over 200 broadcasters worldwide. More information at www.springmedia.se
About Red Bee
Red Bee Media is the leading global media services partner for innovation and growth. Every day, millions of people across the globe discover, enjoy and engage with content prepared, managed, broadcast and streamed using Red Bee’s services. The company empowers some of the world’s strongest media brands, broadcasters and content owners to instantly connect with audiences anywhere at any time. Headquartered in London, with 2300 media experts in Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and North America, Red Bee provides innovative solutions across the entire content delivery chain including Playout, OTT, Distribution, MCR, Media Management, Access Services, Content Discovery, and Post-Production.
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