FIFA Launching New Streaming Service Which Will Show Live Games

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is getting into the streaming platform business with their own version of and Amazon Prime.
The service is free and will largely feature documentaries, though it will include some live games at the launch.
A statement on the said that they plan to stream the equivalent of 40,000 matches per year across six confederations - including 11,000 women's matches.
FIFA have revealed the launch of their own video streaming platform inspired by the likes of Netflix and Amazon Prime which will include live matches, archive footage and documentaries

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It adds that it will be home to every World Cup match caught on camera - totaling more than 2,000 hours of archive content.  

The service prove to eventually be a way for FIFA to broadcast World Cup matches itself at a cost.   
While increasingly positioning itself as a rival to existing media companies, FIFA+ will also be used by the governing body to promote its sponsors.
FIFA director of strategy, Charlotte Burr said: 'There is no plan to charge a subscription fee for the service, that doesn't mean to say that we may not evolve over time should there be a value proposition that allows us to charge subscription if we step into premium rights or adopt other kind of models.'
The platform will show World Cup archives dating back to the 1950s and could prove to be a way to broadcast future tournaments at a cost on the newly launched 'Fifa+' service
Burr then added: 'But there will always be a free experience on Fifa+.'  
Geo-blocking can be used to limit matches broadcast on FIFA+ to specific territories.
FIFA was less clear if the platform will be an accessible means of watching World Cup qualifiers that are often not available to view widely as each confederation owns those rights.
They said the live matches would be from competitions previously lacking coverage, تطبيق كورة 4 لايف initially with 1,400 games streamed each month.
It will also feature documentaries such as one on Brazil legend Ronaldinho (pictured right)
A number of documentaries are available from launch, including one on Brazil legend Ronaldinho. 
The launch could see FIFA shift content off YouTube that it has previously used to broadcast classic matches and sports politics events. 
A recent FIFA Congress in Qatar was not streamed on the long-standing video sharing website unlike previously done.
FIFA chief commercial officer Kay Madati said: 'We're a bit more strategic about what goes where and when.'

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