The Football Association has employed Grabyo’s remote production tools to help it keep football at home during the coronavirus lockdown.
The FA has launched Football’s Staying Home during the lockdown, which aims to reach fans via YouTube and its social media channels. It includes classic matches which are being broadcast to YouTube, Facebook and Twitter with live clips and highlights distributed in real-time and after each game. The initiative also features a knockout FIFA20 tournament, the Football’s Staying Home Cup.
The FA has used Grabyo’s remote production tools to bring remote guests to commentate on matches and watch along. Michael Owen and Emile Heskey, who both scored in England’s famous victory over Germany in the 2002 World Cup qualifiers, appeared from their own homes via webcam to discuss the match with remote host Adam Smith as they re-lived the game.
Gareth Capon, Grabyo CEO, commented: “The FA has always been a leader in devising content strategies that put fans at the heart of everything they do. We’re proud to play our part in engaging fans and bringing joy to those who need it using sport, while raising money for National Emergencies Trust at a pivotal time.”