Eurovision, the European Broadcasting Union (EBU)’s broadcast network, has launched a new app for sports fans enabling them to see live action sports, replays and highlights.
The Sports Live app will feature live events from federations such as the European Union of Gymnastics, FISA and European Athletics. Free to download, its content is available largely free of charge, although some pay-per-view content may feature in future, according to Eurovision.
Features include clips sorted by channel, live view of events, the ability for tablet users to watch and tweet comments at the same time, and the ability tag videos.
The app is available on the App Store for iPad, iPhones 4 and 5, and iPod touch, and on the Google Play Store for Android phones and tablets.
“We work closely with many of the world’s top sports federations to maximise the free-to-air exposure that most benefits them, viewers and sport. Eurovision Sports Live is an exciting but natural next step for us, and we’re confident that it will give a big extra push to the quality sports content that people everywhere want to see,” said Stefan Kürten, director of sports and business at Eurovision.