New Feature Released For the Barclays Premier League 2012/13 Season
Sky has released details of the addition of a new football second screen experience for its popular Sky Sports for iPad app.
The update is designed to enable fans to receive in-depth information and statistics about matches, teams and players around Sky Sports’ coverage of the new Barclays Premier League season.
It will be housed in a new ‘Football Match Centre’ area within the Sky Sports for iPad app and will deliver content and information on all aspects of the game and players involved, at no extra cost to Sky Sports customers. The Football Match Centre will accompany Premier League matches broadcast live on Sky Sports.
Team and player profiles: In-depth player stats including full squad listings, team line-ups, formations and profiles with appearance statistics and Sky Sports Fantasy Football points
Match day stats: Number of shots on and off target, yellow and red cards, passing success rates
Team form: Team line-ups and match stats for each team’s last six matches
Social media streams: Curated twitter feed with aggregated football fan commentary
David Gibbs, Director of Sky Sports Digital Media commented:
“We know that Sky Sports customers want the latest stats and facts about their favourite teams and players, and the new Football Match Centre within the Sky Sports for iPad app does just that. With over half a million downloads since launch, we hope that the addition of a football second screen experience to the iPad app will continue to excite fans, providing an intuitive and innovative way to follow the match included as part of their Sky Sports subscription. The update builds on the success of the Formula One and Masters second screen experiences which add more depth to a viewer’s enjoyment of our linear channels. ”
The new football companion experience follows the successful launch earlier this year of the F1™ ”Race Control” second screen experience within the Sky Sports for iPad app. This offers Sky customers additional live video feeds, a customizable split screen, race highlights, social networking feeds and live race data. The companion app experience will soon be extended to accompany Sky Sports’ Champions League football coverage, with a further update to follow which will introduce a new second screen experience for golf fans ahead of the Ryder Cup in September.