Derbyshire to live stream fixtures in 2018

Derbyshire has agreed an innovative partnership with Stream Advanced Media Group (StreamAMG) to allow the Club to live stream select fixtures during the 2018 season.

StreamAMG, voted Best Online Video Platform in 2017, provide companies with global online video solutions and allow them to manage and stream their videos online.

The partnership will allow Derbyshire to stream all non-televised Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup home games in 2018 on derbyshireccc.com. Other select fixtures may also be streamed during the season.

The free-to-watch service will be available to supporters around the world on almost all devices, with automated live score graphic.

The Club is also working on securing synchronised commentary, provided by BBC Radio Derby, to complement the live stream footage, with a view to go live later this summer.

The stream will have the following features;

  • Available, free of charge, to all Derbyshire supporters
  • Streamed via derbyshireccc.com and available worldwide
  • Watch on PC, mobile devices, smart TV’s and game consoles with internet function
  • Overlay automated live score graphic, displaying all the key match information

The first fixture the Club will live stream is the Specsavers County Championship opener versus Middlesex at The 3aaa County Ground, starting on Friday 20 April.

Commercial Director, Ryan Duckett said: “It’s clear that there is a genuine and growing interest locally, nationally and internationally in the county game.

“This new innovative service will give supporters the opportunity to watch live action, increase the reach of Derbyshire cricket and further engage with our supporters, wherever they are.

“StreamAMG are world-leaders in this field and we’ve been highly impressed with the finished output and the new opportunities this service can provide the Club in the future.”

StreamAMG Director of Sport, Matt McKiernan added: “Live streaming of country cricket this year will see a revolution in the way fans globally follow their team, for the first time fans can follow the action on any device wherever they are.

“What Derbyshire are offering will not only help to further engage with fans, but also open new revenue channels and commercial opportunities to help the Club expand its reach. We are very proud to be a partner in this new chapter of the Club’s digital future.”

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