ELEVEN SPORTS’ Watch Together tool has been shortlisted for ‘Outstanding OTT Experience’ at the SVG Europe Sports TV Awards
Watch Together is an industry first experience where users can watch live sport with friends, family and fellow fans in the same ‘virtual’ room. The tool allows subscribers to share all the emotions of a matchday together, even if they are hundreds of miles apart.
The nomination represents further recognition for Watch Together, which was crowned ‘Best Digital First Production’ at the SportsPro OTT Awards in November 2019, as well as recently being shortlisted for ‘Best Technology for Fan Engagement’ at the Sports Technology Awards.
Tom Middleditch, Eleven Sports Global Head of Digital said: "At ELEVEN we work really hard to deliver the best possible product to our fans, so it’s an honour to be shortlisted for this award. Watch Together was a first in the sports media industry when we launched it and it’s something our viewers love. I’m glad to see the judges have too and I look forward to the awards – firstly from home and then live on the night!”
After receiving nominations from all across Europe, covering many different sports and representing sport and media organisations big and small, the judges chose 23 entries across five categories that they felt had helped to push sports television forward within the 2019 calendar year.
Fergal Ringrose, Chair of the judges and SVG Europe editorial director said: “The level of innovation and ingenuity demonstrated by the entries illustrates how exciting and forward-thinking the sports television industry in Europe continues to be."