Academy Game Live on Facebook

Academy Game Live on Facebook

  • Wigan TV to broadcast Academy game on Facebook Live

  • Academy games broadcast live on Wigan TV throughout 2017

  • Up to 25 games to be broadcast on the Club’s online TV channel

Wigan TV has teamed up with Facebook to show this Saturday’s Under-19s game Live on the popular social networking site.

This year has seen Wigan TV broadcast a number of Academy and Reserve games live to subscribers and to showcase the quality of the service, which now includes match clock and live scoreboard, this Saturday’s Under-19s fixture with London Broncos will be shown free on Facebook Live.

Video Production Manager Stewart Frodsham said: “We’ve been experimenting with streaming academy games live this year. Up to now, it’s been cost prohibitive but with new reliable mobile streaming technology becoming available, we’re now able to keep the costs more manageable.

“It’s a great addition to what we already offer supporters and has proven really popular.”

Subscribers to Wigan TV can expect to see around 25 games streamed live this year, including U16s, U19s and Reserves matches.

Most matches played at the club’s Orrell Training ground will be shown live with selected away matches where facilities and connectivity are suitable.

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