Tuesday August 21,2012 : NEW SKY iPAD APP DELIVERS SECOND SCREEN INFO
Enhanced functionality announced in time for the beginning of the Premier League 2012-2013 season
Sky Sports punters who use their iPads to keep abreast of the football action have enhanced features at their fingertips following the release of a new second screen experience in the app.
The update enables fans to receive in-depth information and statistics about matches, teams and players, providing a richer experience around Sky Sports' coverage of the new Barclays Premier League 2012-2013 season, which started on 19th August.
Content and information on all aspects of the game and players involved is housed in a new ‘Football Match Centre' area within the Sky Sports for iPad app, and is available at no extra cost to Sky Sports customers.
The Football Match Centre will accompany Premier League matches broadcast live on Sky Sports, enabling punters to enjoy features that include:
• Team and player profiles: In-depth player stats including full squad listings, team line-ups, formations and profiles with appearance statistics and Sky Sports Fantasy Football points
• Match day stats: Number of shots on and off target, yellow and red cards, passing success rates
• Team form: Team line-ups and match stats for each team's last six matches
• Social media streams: Curated twitter feed with aggregated football fan commentary
David Gibbs, director of Sky Sports Digital Media says: "We know that Sky TV customers want the latest stats and facts about their favourite teams and players, and the new Football Match Centre within the Sky Sports for iPad app does just that.
"With over half a million downloads since launch, we hope that the addition of a football second screen experience to the iPad app will continue to excite fans, providing an intuitive and innovative way to follow the match included as part of their Sky Sports subscription."
The new football companion experience follows the successful launch earlier this year of the F1 "Race Control" second screen experience within the Sky iPad app, which offers customers additional live video feeds, a customisable split screen, race highlights, social networking feeds and live race data.
The companion app experience will soon be extended to accompany Sky Sports' Champions League football coverage, with a further update to follow which will introduce a new second screen experience for golf fans ahead of the Ryder Cup in September.