Manchester City sign £10m deal with Amazon Prime

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Amazon and Manchester City have announced a new behind-the-scenes, multi-part exclusive series following the team through the current 2017/18 season.

The Amazon Prime original series will offer fans a glimpse into the club, its coach Pep Guardiola, and the week-on-week stories that unfold within the lives of the players currently sitting top of the English Premier League table.

Guardiola was one of the best players and coaches of his generation having won three Champions League titles during his time at FC Barcelona.

He joined Manchester City in 2016 coaching stars such as Sergio Aguero, Gabriel Jesus and Kevin de Bruyne.

Heather Schuster, Head of Unscripted, Amazon Originals said: “This new Amazon Prime Original series will give Prime members extraordinary insight into Manchester City, the top English Premier League Football team and one of the most exciting and respected teams globally.

“The story behind the coaches and players is fascinating and we are very excited to work with the Manchester City team to deliver an exclusive all access experience to our Prime members.”

Ferran Soriano, CEO of Manchester City, said: “We are delighted to begin this strategic relationship with Amazon, one of the world’s leading companies. Amazon Prime Video is the perfect home for a ground-breaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view into Manchester City’s season like never before.

“This is an extremely exciting time for Manchester City and through Amazon’s world-class service, we will be able to share it with football fans all over the world.”

This new series will take viewers on a behind the scenes journey through the whole of Manchester City’s 2017/18 season from the state-of-the-art training facilities at the City Football Academy, to interviews with the manager and executive meetings.

The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2018. Prime members will be able to stream the series via the Amazon Prime Video app for TVs, connected devices including Fire TV, mobile devices and online at amazon.co.uk.

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