Amazon Announces Groundbreaking New Prime Video Series with Manchester City FC
The multi-episode Amazon Prime Original Series will follow current English Premier League leaders Manchester City through their entire 2017/2018 season
The series will launch exclusively on Prime Video next year in over 200 countries and territories
SEATTLE - Nov. 9, 2017 - (NASDAQ: AMZN) - Amazon and Manchester City today announced a groundbreaking brand new Amazon Prime Video behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive series following the four-time top flight championship winning football team, Manchester City, through the current 2017/18 season.
The Amazon Prime Original series will offer fans a glimpse into the historic Club, its legendary coach, Pep Guardiola and the weekly stories that unfold within the lives of the players currently sitting on top of the English Premier League table. Guardiola was one of the best players and coaches of his generation, having won three Champions League titles during his time at FC Barcelona. He joined Manchester City in 2016, coaching stars such as Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne.
"This new Amazon Prime Original series will give Prime members extraordinary insight into Manchester City, the top English Premier League Football team and one of the most exciting and respected teams globally," said Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals. "The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all access experience to our Prime members."
Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City, said, "We are delighted to begin this strategic relationship with Amazon, one of the world's leading companies. Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home for a groundbreaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view into Manchester City's season like never before. This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City and through Amazon's world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world."
This new series will take viewers on a behind the scenes journey through the whole of Manchester City's 2017/18 season from the world-leading training facilities at the City Football Academy, to interviews with the manager and executive meetings.
The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2018. Prime members will be able to stream the series via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.com/originals. Members can also download the series to mobile devices for offline viewing at no additional cost to their membership. The series will be a global release and available on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200 countries and territories.
The show joins Prime Video's growing stable of Amazon Original sports entertainment shows including The Grand Tour, two seasons of All Or Nothing which follows the Arizona Cardinals and The Los Angeles Rams over an entire NFL season, New Zealand All Blacks, McLaren F1, and live streaming of NFL Thursday Night Football and the ATP Next Gen Finals.
Customers who are not already Prime members can sign up for a free trial at www.amazon.com/prime. For a list of all Amazon Video compatible devices, visit www.amazon.com/howtostream.
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About Manchester City Football Club
Manchester City FC is an English Premier League club initially founded in 1880 as St Mark's West Gorton. It officially became Manchester City FC in 1894 and has since then gone onto win the European Cup Winners' Cup, four League Championship titles, including two Premier League titles (2012, 2014), and five FA Cups.
Under manager Pep Guardiola, one of the most highly decorated managers in world football, the Club plays its domestic and UEFA Champions League home fixtures at the Etihad Stadium, a spectacular 55,000 seat arena that City have called home since 2003. Today, the Stadium sits on the wider Etihad Campus, which also encompasses the City Football Academy, a state-of-the-art performance training and youth development facility located in the heart of East Manchester. Featuring a 7,000 capacity Academy Stadium, the City Football Academy is also where Manchester City Women's Football Club and the Elite Development Squad train on a daily basis and play their competitive home games. For more information, please visit www.mancity.com