FilmOn.com faces off sports giants with online TV football and basketball
Editor ©RapidTVNews | 27-12-2011
In what could be an interesting portent for 2012, the US Division of one of the world’s largest Internet based HD television service is to further its sports broadcasting.
FilmOn.com is so confident about the new propositions that it says that it will be creating new paradigms in live sports TV as it goes head to head to head with the industry’s top sports networks.
FilmOn.com was founded by media mogul Alki David as a pay-TV delivery platform streaming HD IPTV to computers, tablets and mobile devices, including Roku and other set top boxes. FilmOn also offers third party internet providers turnkey solutions in content and technology branding.
The vehicle behind the new sports offering will be a partnership with XOS Digital, a leading provider of content management solutions for colleges and professional sports organisations. The partnership will create two new premium College Sports Networks for FilmOn.
“We are very excited about adding NCAA games to our sports line-up. The roster will include current season and archival football and basketball to the FilmOn College Sports Networks,” explained founder and CEO Alki David.
“Earlier this year we launched the World’s first Internet [football channel with the English Premier League (EPL)] and the Football Association. We recognise the fantastic value of sports in online television and we will continue to grow our offerings with up to the minute live sports in 2012. This starts with Live Russian Soccer from the Russian Premier League to be shown every week. We are going head to head with the industry’s top sports programmers, as well as creating new paradigms in the Internet Television Marketplace.”