FINA has partnered with Deltatre, the worldâ€™s leading sports media technology provider, to launch today FINAtv (finatv.live), a new OTT subscription service featuring exclusive and comprehensive live and on-demand coverage of FINAâ€™s most prestigious events.
FINAtv premieres with all the action from the FINA World Championships â€“ Budapest 2017. It will be available 24/7 on mobile, tablet (iOS and Android), desktop and TVs via AirPlay and Chromecast.
â€œFINAtv will be a gateway for the sport to cultivate a new generation of fans that consume information at all times on all platforms,â€ said FINA President Dr. Julio Maglione.
â€œThe service will offer outstanding programming year-round including from our most celebrated events and will be presented in a state-of-the-art platform. The launch of the service represents FINAâ€™s the latest initiative to broaden the global reach of its immensely popular Sport and specifically, the swiftly growing OTT consumer.â€
FINA and Deltatre, a Bruin Sports Capital portfolio company, have formed a wide-ranging, long-term partnership to build and market FINAtv worldwide. As part of the agreement, FINAtv powered by Deltatreâ€™s award-winning Diva video player and Forge CMS. The service will be advertising free and video delivered in HD where available.
Subscriptions will include a full complement of live and on-demand competitions as well as exclusive interviews, features, analysis, and commentary across FINA sanctioned swimming, diving, high diving, synchronised swimming, open water and water polo events.
â€œWe are honoured to be selected by FINA to launch this new service which will be a glorious showcase for the Aquatic sports,â€ said Giampiero Rinaudo, Deltatre CEO.
â€œThe FINAtv platform was crafted from Deltatreâ€™s decades of leading edge digital innovation and our passion for global sports and will offer a state-of-the-art viewing experience that will excite and entertain lifelong fans and newcomers to the sport.â€
â€œThis is a pivotal time in global sports where innovation will be crucial to achieve sustained growth and cultivate new audiences,â€ said George Pyne, Bruin Sports Capital CEO. â€œBy launching this service, FINA is at the forefront of the movement to use technology to unlock the full potential of the sport for its fans and partners. We are delighted to work with them in support of this mission.â€
Full information about how to subscribe to FINAtv can be found at www.finatv.live