Under-19s Facebook game proves popular
Wigan TV livestream academy game on Facebook to over 39,000 fans
- Wigan TV broadcasting Academy games LIVE this season
The Facebook live streaming of the Under-19s Derby on Easter Sunday proved very popular with over 39,000 people viewing the game so far.
Wigan TV have started showing Academy games live this season and broadcast Easer Sunday’s win over St Helens live on Facebook to showcase the quality of the product.
Head of Wigan TV, Stewart Frodsham, said: “We’ve had lots of positive feedback on the game with many fans surprised at the professionalism and quality of the coverage and the number of views speaks volumes.
“We’ve taken advantage of new streaming technology to reduce the costs of delivery meaning we’re able to stream more games for supporters at no extra cost to subscribers on Wigan TV.
“It’s an exciting time for this type of technology and we’re constantly looking at ways that we can use it to continually improve the offering on Wigan TV.”
Fans took to social media to praise the coverage.
Matt on twitter (@MatthewBrown91) tweeted: “Enjoyed watching coverage of the 19s win via Facebook. Already a subscriber and very professional production again by @WiganWarriorsTV.”
Jason Ryding (@JayXIII) Tweeted: “Great game, and a convincing win with a man down. Great work from @WiganWarriorsTV broadcasting the game live. Well worth a subscription!”
Joe Charnock Senior on Facebook, wrote: “Cracking coverage and commentary on this Wigan TV. Plus a great game.”
Subscribers to Wigan TV can expect to see around 25 Reserves, Under-19s and Under-16s games in 2017. Most home games will be broadcast live with selected away games where facilities and connectivity are suitable.
Wigan TV is also the only place to see every minute of the Warriors First Team games with a host of exclusive interviews and content also available. Get Wigan TV today for just £5.99 a month, £11.99 for three months or just £38.99 for a one-year subscription. CLICK HERE to subscribe.