Football fans rejoice as FIFA enters the streaming service industry. Not to mention EA’s FIFA, it’s the International Federation of Association Football, which has just announced FIFA +, a streaming platform designed to unite football fans across the globe with the game they’re after.
Available from today on iOS and Android devices (as well as the Internet), FIFA + offers access to live football matches from around the world, interactive games, news, tournament information and video content.
In addition, FIFA announced that its newly launched streaming service will stream the equivalent of 40,000 live games a year from 100 member associations across all six federations, including 11,000 women’s matches, by the end of 2022.
In addition, FIFA + will give users access to all FIFA World Cup and FIFA Women’s World Cup matches ever recorded on camera, meaning more than 2,000 hours of archive content. All available through the FIFA + archive, the service will initially be launched with more than 2,500 videos dating back to the 1950s.
Like many other streaming services, FIFA + will provide its own “original” content. FIFA + Originals will be released in the form of full-length documentaries, documentaries, talk shows and shorts, which will be localized in 11 languages. Here are some of the FIFA + Originals that can now be viewed:
- Ronaldinho: The happiest man in the world
- Captains: Season 1 – A groundbreaking 8-part series from Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die, All or Nothing: Juventus) after six captains as they lead their countries through the qualification for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
- Croatia: Definition of a nation
- HD Cutz – An original 8-part documentary series with barbers for stars Sheldon Edwards, who talks food, fashion, music and sometimes football.
- Crazy dream – A documentary series of 6 x 30 minutes with full access with Dani Alves.
- Golden Boot – An original 4 x 48 minute documentary series interviewing the best FIFA World Cup goal scorers.
- Icons – A 5 x 26-minute documentary series showing five of the biggest game-changers of the women’s game.
- Academics – The story of some of the biggest talent production lines in world football from Shoot the Company.
What’s even more exciting about FIFA + is that this will be available for free, even though it will be ad supported. FIFA also revealed that the streaming service is available in five languages (English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish) at launch, with a further six languages to follow in June 2022.