talkSPORT Live launches phone apps for international listeners

Feb 2013  Radio News

The free apps provide users outside of Europe with live uninterrupted audio commentary of Barclays Premier League, Capital One Cup and FA Cup matches available in English, Spanish and Mandarin.

The apps are available to download from the app store and feature live coverage of every Barclays Premier League match, plus an on-demand catch up service and match highlights and full live commentary of both FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches.

In addition, the apps include full data on live scores, team lists, stats and text commentary during games as well as past results, upcoming fixture lists and league tables. The apps were developed by All In Media.

talkSPORT Live launched in August 2012 broadcasting live commentary of Barclays Premier League, FA Cup and Capital One Cup matches in multiple languages online at talkSPORT.com and via a global network of broadcast partners.

Seven broadcast partners around the globe carry talkSPORT Live’s official commentary namely Bell Media’s TSN and Team stations in Canada, Radio Sport in New Zealand , Citi FM, Brila FM in Nigeria, Sirius XM in USA, SBS radio in Australia and Mix FM and Sinar FM in Malaysia. talkSPORT Live also has two digital partners TuneIn and Twitter, who both broadcast full commentaries.

Jimmy Buckland, Director of Strategy, talkSPORT, said: “We know football fans don’t want to miss a second of the action and our new apps ensure that they can get all their live football and match highlights on their mobile device. Since launching talkSPORT Live last year we’ve expanded the number of ways that listeners can hear live football and these mobile apps are the exciting next step.”

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