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Amazon’s new series with Man-U to launch in 2018 across 200 countries including India

MUMBAI: Global online retail major Amazon has teamed up with EPL club Manchester City FC to launch a behind-the-scenes multi-part exclusive series for its video on demand (VoD) service Amazon Prime Video.

The series will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video in 2018. The series will be a global release and available on Amazon Prime Video for members to watch via the Prime Video app or online at PrimeVideo.com in more than 200 countries and territories.

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

It will offer fans a glimpse into the Club, its coach, Pep Guardiola and the weekly stories that unfold within the lives of the players currently sitting on 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.

“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,” said Amazon Originals head of unscripted Heather Schuster.

Manchester City CEO Ferran Soriano 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 groundbreaking project that will offer a unique and authentic inside view of 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.”

The show joins Prime Video’s growing stable of Amazon Original sports entertainment shows including ‘The Grand Tour’, two seasons of ‘All Or Nothing’ which follows the Arizona Cardinals and The Los Angeles Rams over an entire NFL season, New Zealand All Blacks, McLaren F1, and live streaming of NFL Thursday Night Football and the ATP Next Gen Finals.