New digital platform - ForestTV!

Flagman

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Re: New digital platform!

Email from EFL just now:

"Dear Supporter,

Nottingham Forest are delighted to confirm the upcoming launch of a brand-new digital service which will include a new official club website, mobile application and streaming service.

On Thursday 1st April, any supporters visiting nottinghamforest.co.uk will be greeted with the club’s brand-new website.

As a result, the club's video service is changing from iFollow Forest to Forest TV with the match against Cardiff City on the Friday 2nd April being the first one available to watch via the new service.

Any supporters wishing to watch live games will need to register on the new platform in order to access the services there.

Season card holders who selected option 1 will be issued with a code that will allow them to view all relevant matches through to the end of the season. Please note that this will not include the Cardiff City game on Good Friday as this is classed as a weekend fixture.

Existing iFollow season pass holders will be issued a code that will allow them to access all of the video or audio content granted in their current license through to the end of the season.

Existing iFollow monthly pass holders will see that no further payment is taken from their account by EFL Digital after 1st April, and pro-rata refunds will be issued to any fan with existing value left in their subscription in April.

If you have any questions please contact website@nottinghamforest.co.uk.

EFL Digital
"
 

Flagman

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Re: New digital platform!

Here's a marketing idea, Forest...

Why not give EVERYONE a free pass to the Cardiff game, so we can see how good this service is and how far superior to iFollow in terms of bitrate, buffering and wall to wall Just Eat commercials it is.
 

Dan_Bristol

Grenville Morris
Re: New digital platform!

Here's a marketing idea, Forest...

Why not give EVERYONE a free pass to the Cardiff game, so we can see how good this service is and how far superior to iFollow in terms of bitrate, buffering and wall to wall Just Eat commercials it is.

I couldn't give a toss who Macron makes shirts for!
 

thehockleyhustler

Stuart Pearce
Re: New digital platform!

Here's a marketing idea, Forest...

Why not give EVERYONE a free pass to the Cardiff game, so we can see how good this service is and how far superior to iFollow in terms of bitrate, buffering and wall to wall Just Eat commercials it is.
Would make perfect sense, which is why they won't do it.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
Re: New digital platform!

Well, it can’t be much worse, can it?

I will be interested to see how the cost compares to iFollow.
 

gamble

Stuart Pearce
This is very intriguing, could be a recipe for disaster or a genius move.

It's good to see the club making these bold decisions though.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
For what it’s worth, it’s The same external company who work with the likes of Villa and Celtic, providing their streaming platforms, so, it’s not like it’s three blokes in a shed somewhere.

That said, Forest have specialised in spectacularly bollocksing things up for so long, I’m not holding my breath.

Let’s see; as I say, I’m well prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt, as it’s got to be better than the awful iFollow platform.

All I’m saying is, there better be Colin Fray.
 

Rockabilly

Gaff Lad
For what it’s worth, it’s The same external company who work with the likes of Villa and Celtic, providing their streaming platforms, so, it’s not like it’s three blokes in a shed somewhere.

That said, Forest have specialised in spectacularly bollocksing things up for so long, I’m not holding my breath.

Let’s see; as I say, I’m well prepared to give them the benefit of the doubt, as it’s got to be better than the awful iFollow platform.

All I’m saying is, there better be Colin Fray.

Aye... NO Fray, NO pay.
 
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valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
Oh dear, I hope it's all easy to access and make it work. For an old duffer like me to use these things they have to be foolproof. What is most annoying is that my grandson hardly has to think about using modern technology, whereas I have to sweat it out.
 

Malwood

First Team Squad
Although results on the pitch and the quality of player recruitment haven't necessarily improved under Marinakis, I do think this kind of management of the business is light years better than under Fawaz.
 

Caveman Ninja

Thrashist not fascist
Re: New digital platform!

I will be interested to see how the cost compares to iFollow.

Yeah, me too. I bet they put it up. If they expect significantly more to watch the same fucking rubbish we've been served up this season then they can poke it up their hoop.
 

S Peel from Gedling

Stuart Pearce
Will be interesting to see how much it costs. If it’s not excessive, I might bin off my iptv stream for next season.


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Flagman

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I express a note of caution with the system going live Thursday and a game Friday that people may want to watch.

What could POSSIBLY go wrong?
 

jervine

First Team Squad
I'll speak up in defence of iFollow, as someone who has subscribed since day 1. Initially it's offering was poor. Do it yourself synced commentary. No stats, no replays, and no ads (maybe just FIFA originally...). The lack of Chromecast is annoying, but sort of understandable, and can be worked around by casting a tab to the TV.
It's improved every year for me. With the graphics being added, the commentary, and the replays. I've never had too much of a steaming problem either (admittedly I'm at the end of a 1Gb fibre connection) and latency is usually solid for me.

I can only imagine ForestTV will get some of this wrong. The iFollow commentary is good (yes, I know it's not iFollow who do it, it's Radio Nottm,), so FTV had better keep that or be as good. The actual camera work will not change I expect, and hopefully the director choosing the shots isn't on work experience.

Hopeful the new system will be decent enough, worried it will be crap...

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