MANCHESTER CITY ANNOUNCES NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH JIO
- Manchester City announces new regional partnership with India’s leading technology and digital services company, Jio Platforms Ltd
- Jio will be the Club’s Official Mobile Communications Network Partner in India
- As part of the new agreement, Man City’s OTT platform CITY+ will be integrated into the JioTV platform and the club will collaborate with Jio to provide new engaging experiences for fans in India
Manchester / Mumbai, January 5, 2023: Manchester City (Man City) has announced a new regional partnership with Jio Platforms Ltd (“Jio”), that will see India’s leading digital services brand become the Club’s Official Mobile Communications Network Partner in India. The partnership was enabled and supported by RISE Worldwide, a Reliance initiative, India’s largest sports and entertainment company.
Through this partnership, Man City and Jio will collaborate on a variety of engaging experiences that fans will be able to access through Jio’s digital ecosystem comprising JioTV, MyJio, Jio STB, JioEngage and other applications and platforms, in addition to exclusive giveaways and in-market activities.
As part of the new agreement, Man City’s OTT platform CITY+ will be integrated into the JioTV platform providing fans in India further access to exclusive club content including match highlights, live Manchester City Women’s team and Elite Development Squad fixtures, matchday content and City Studios documentaries. JioTV, a unique proposition from Jio’s digital ecosystem, is India’s leading digital video platform, giving users access to over 900 channels in 16 languages across 12 genres, making it the second biggest OTT platform globally with over 350 million downloads.
In addition to the Jio brand featuring across the club’s in-stadia and digital assets, as part of the new deal Jio’s associate brands, RISE and Viacom18 will also leverage several partnership rights across their football and sports offerings.
Akash Ambani, Chairman of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jio Platforms Ltd), said: “We are excited to announce Jio’s exclusive partnership with Manchester City in India through which we will present City fans with experiences through a multitude of digitally powered immersive initiatives. We believe both brands share similar values of bringing transformational impact to their communities and through this partnership, we endeavour to bring the best of football to the sports communities and Man City fans in India.”
Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer, City Football Group, said: “We’re pleased to welcome Jio as an Official Partner of Manchester City today. The Club has a passionate and growing fanbase in India and we are continually exploring new ways to provide greater fan experiences for our followers in the region and around the globe, particularly within the digital and technology space. We look forward to working with Jio as we develop these opportunities throughout the partnership.”
About Jio Platforms Limited
Jio Platforms Limited (“Jio”), a subsidiary of Reliance Industries Limited, has built a world-class all-IP data strong future proof network with latest 4G LTE technology (through its wholly owned subsidiary, Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited). It is the only network conceived and born as a Mobile Video Network from the ground up and supporting Voice over LTE technology. It is future ready and can be easily upgraded to support even more data, as technologies advance on to 5G, 6G and beyond.
Jio has brought transformational changes in the Indian digital services space to enable the vision of Digital India for 1.3 billion Indians and propel India into global leadership in the digital economy. It has created an eco-system comprising of network, devices, applications and content, platforms, service experience and affordable tariffs for everyone to live the Jio Digital Life. As part of its customer offers, Jio has revolutionised the Indian telecom landscape by making voice calls for Jio customers absolutely free, across India, to any network, and always