New HD “Big Screen” video platform delivers exclusive Sounders FC content on-demand to desktops, laptops, and tablets
Seattle Sounders FC is the most recent MLS team to partner with DeskSite, officially launching the Sounders FC DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers premium, high-definition video content on-demand to fans – for free.
The Sounders FC DeskSite is a personalized HD video content library constructed to support fans’ growing consumption of online video. Exclusively modeled for the “Big Screen” and essentially a DVR for the Internet, the DeskSite serves as a digital fan hub for HD video, web content, and social conversation around the team.
“As an organization, we are always looking to provide quality content to our fans in as many ways as possible,” said Sounders FC Vice President of Business DevelopmentBrian Jones. “DeskSite provides a new and convenient way for people to access that content and stay connected with the team.”
DeskSite enables instantaneous video playback, freeing fans from the buffering, freezing and dropping associated with streaming video on a website. Videos are automatically downloaded and stored directly to users’ devices, allowing fans the ability to view content offline, without an Internet connection. The platform also includes audiovisual alerts, reducing the delay between a video’s initial release and fan access. Video programming consists of interviews with players and coaches, postgame recaps, breaking news, goals, and more.
“The Sounders FC DeskSite offers fans everything they want, and equally important, nothing they don’t,” said Richard Gillam, CEO of DeskSite. “With this new platform, we’ve made some exciting leaps forward in the evolution of digital media, most notably in the twin pillars of content curation and content access. If you’re a serious Sounders FC fan, this is a ‘must have’ experience.” [24×7]