YouTube hosts new AFC Champions League football channel
Rebecca Hawkes ©RapidTVNews | 18-10-2011
Highlights from this week's AFC Champions League semi- finals between football clubs from Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Korea, will be available to watch on a new YouTube channel, along with the best moments from the quarter final matches and future clashes.
Qatar's Al Sadd face Korea's Suwon Samsung Bluewings, while Saudi club Al Ittihad take on Korea's Jeonbuk Motors in the first leg of the semi finals on Wednesday (19 October).
The new YouTube channel http://www.youtube.com/AFCCHAMPIONSLEAGUE already features video from previous Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Champions League finals, dating from 2003 to the present. From next season (2012-13), clips from every match of the pan-Asian club competition will feature on the digital online channel. Player interviews, press conferences and a 'top 10' feature are also to be added.
"We are glad to have World Sport Group as a launching partner of YouTube in Singapore and excited that this partnership will allow sport fans around the world to enjoy videos from the AFC Champions League and more sports events in the near future," said Anthony Zameczkowski, head of partnerships, YouTube.
"The AFC Champions League YouTube channel is an important part of our commitment to make content from the AFC Champions League available on all platforms to Asian football fans around the world," said James Clarke, senior vice-president, content, World Sport Group, the AFC's exclusive marketing partner.
"The competition enjoys a wide television audience across Asia, and with the addition of a YouTube channel, we look forward to growing a global online community for the league. Everyone with internet access can now follow all the exciting action from the AFC Champions League," added Clarke