Fox Sports Launches OTT service, Watch AFL, Worldwide

With Accedo, Fox Sports has made its first direct-to-consumer international streaming service, available in all markets.

Fox Sports and Accedo joined forces to offer a new type of football around the world.

Accedo is providing Fox Sports' Watch AFL video streaming service worldwide through mobile iOS and Android devices, as well as Chromecast or AirPlay on Apple TV, giving fans access to the Australian Football League.

As Fox Sports' first international distribution of its direct-to-consumer international streaming service, Watch AFL is available to every market outside of Australia.

The platform provides access to live games, on-demand catch-up content and AFL entertainment shows.

Accedo powers the Watch AFL service with its AppGrid cloud-based video experience management platform. AppGrid provides real-time control, configuration and cross-platform insights over video experiences from a single platform.

Fox Sports launched Watch AFL in early February and is currently offering a free trial through March 23.

Fox Sports, director, operations and digital, Les Wigan, said: "Watch AFL is a ground-breaking streaming service. We worked with Accedo to build a new high tech product that will deliver our world-leading sports coverage, including live coverage of every AFL game plus all the great Fox Sports’ AFL programmes, to fans around the world. We worked hard to launch the service in time for the inaugural AFL women’s competition, that has so far been a big hit with fans."

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