[dropcap type=”background”]E[/dropcap]leven Sports’ “Watch Together” service received Best Digital First Production at the SportsPro OTT Awards 2019, an event held in Madrid that recognizes the pioneering and innovation in the sports broadcasting industry.
The service, unique in Portugal, allows fans to view live games with friends and family in a virtual space.
Eleven Sports is always looking for new ways to improve the fan viewing experience and Watch Together is a great example of this.
Nuno Miranda, Director of Marketing and Communication at Eleven Sports, says “It’s a real honor to be recognized by industry experts at these prestigious awards.”
The dynamics of “Watch Together” include creating a virtual room and inviting up to four friends to share the thrill of a sporting event as they come, listen and chat while watching the action together.
The service was first used by Eleven Sports subscribers in the UK and Ireland to watch a LaLiga match in December 2018.
Since then, Eleven Sports has launched “Watch Together” in Portugal and Belgium, giving fans the chance to watch live and simultaneously with four other friends or family the emotions of the UEFA Champions League, LaLiga, Formula 1, UFC and much more.
The technology, designed by the company Reactoo, was launched to bring OTT fans closer.
In addition to providing them with an innovative social and online experience, it also lets them make new fans known worldwide, as fans can access public forums such as the Barcelona Supporters Club to hook up with fans and fans alike. similar tastes.
Earlier this month, Eleven Sports tested a new “Watch Together” initiative that gives fans the opportunity to watch football matches with their favorite sports and entertainment stars.
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