The first two games of the Olympique de Marseille, will be available on Twitch, on 19 and 22 July.
Twitch will broadcast the first two friendly matches of the Olympic of Marseille. This is the first time that the streaming platform will stream encounters a Ligue 1 team. Twitch, owned by Amazon since 2014, is primarily specialized in the competitions, e-sports and streaming of video game in general.
But in the past few months, the trend has become the Just Chatting on the platform. The image of Talk-Show television, the streameurs have not hesitated to multiply the emissions of discussions with their community, to pay the costs of sessions of video games that have made the glory of Twitch.
With containment, more and more people have discovered Twitch, and the platform has seen its audience increase by 50 %. Athletes but also actors and singers have been on the platform to interact with their fans and organize several events during the health crisis. For example, the american rapper Travis Scott has organized a concert giant online directly on the very popular video game Fortnite.
The foot, already on Twitch
It is in this logic that the club Olympique de Marseille has decided to let the broadcast rights to the platform for the first two meetings of the club for almost 6 months. Even if the signs are not the meetings the most exciting in the history of football, this diffusion is first of all a symbol of the growing importance of platforms for streaming like Twitch. Recently, the platform has acquired the rights and released of encounters of the Premier League.
In the same way, the women’s game should also be released in the coming months. An agreement with the NFL (the league of american football) has also been found a few months ago. Twitch will broadcast several matches of the regular season. In the same philosophy, NBA games had previously been broadcast live on Facebook or YouTube in the past.
This time, so this will be football with the meeting between Olympique de Marseille and FC Pinzgau, a club of third division of austria. The meeting will take place on 19 July at 18: 30 in the stadium to austrian Kufstein.
The Phocians will be three days later in Bavaria to face a club from the fourth division in germany, the SV Heimstetten. The match will take place on Wednesday, July 22 at 19 pm in the stadium Achental in Grassau, near the austrian border.