Channel will include live matches and original documentaries

Man City Recast Channel Launch (L-R) Gavin Johnson, Media Director at City Football Group, Phil Foden, John Stones, Andy Meikle, Recast CEO, Ilkay Gundogan)

Premier League side Manchester City has launched its own Recast channel, following a trial last season.

Sunday’s pre-season friendly against Bayern Munich was shown through the platform, and new documentary series ‘Together: Champions Again!’ will be co-premiered across Recast and City+ from 6pm on 27 January. 

The next live match on Recast will be the club’s charity fixture against Barcelona on 24 August. The channel will also offer access to the Manchester City Women’s side, and the academy sides.

In addition, there is behind-the-scenes action including training ground clips, player and legend interviews, in addition to the full back catalogue of City+ documentaries, match action from across the years, Best of Series and Man City Esports content.

The Recast channel aims to complement Man City’s subscription City+ service, allowing supporters to also watch individual shows/matches.

Gavin Johnson, media director at City Football Group, said: “The launch of the Man City Recast Channel is another exciting development in the club’s ongoing digital and content offering for our millions of fans around the globe. Complementing our existing City+ offering, the new Recast Channel will allow fans the flexibility and choice to watch and engage with content as and when they please.

“We were delighted to be able to show one of our preseason tour fixtures against Bayern Munich in Green Bay live on the platform and look forward to showing our new documentary series ‘Together: Champions Again!’ and the club’s friendly against Barcelona next month. We hope fans around the world access and enjoy, with plenty more content available over the coming months.”

Andy Meikle, founder and CEO of Recast, said: “Man City has grasped this opportunity to fully unlock their digital revenue potential, a forward-thinking decision that will deliver for the club and the fans. As one of the biggest clubs in football, this is a huge endorsement for the platform. The club’s Recast Channel will complement City’s existing subscription OTT platform giving fans greater choice and control as to how they watch content, either by monthly subscription on City+ or by paying-per-view on Recast.”