Manchester City Football Club, the reigning winners of the English Premier League, has announced a new relationship with Jio, the country’s largest telecom provider, designating Jio as “the Club’s Official Mobile Communications Network Partner in India.”
“The Club has a passionate and expanding fanbase in India,” said Ferran Soriano, Chief Executive Officer of ar City Football Group, in a statement posted on their website. “We are constantly exploring new ways to provide greater fan experiences for our followers in the region and around the world, particularly within the digital and technology space.”
As part of the new agreement, Man City’s OTT platform CITY+ will be integrated into the JioTV platform, giving Indian supporters additional access to exclusive club content like match highlights, live Manchester City Women’s team and Elite Development Squad fixtures, matchday content, and City Studios documentaries.
With 36 points after 16 games, City is presently eight points behind league-leading Arsenal in the English Premier League standings. The Gunners, who have played one extra game, have 44 points to their name.
The English Football League Championship, sometimes known as the Championship or the Sky Bet Championship for sponsorship reasons, is the top tier of the English Football League (EFL) and the second-highest league overall in the English football league system, behind the Premier League. There are 24 clubs competing in the league.
The Football League Second Division (1892–1992) and Football League First Division were the division’s former names before being renamed the Football League Championship for the 2004–05 season (1992–2004). The EFL Championship trophy, which was presented to the winners of the English First Division from 1892 to 1992, is given to the Championship’s victorious club. Welsh clubs may participate in the division, making it a cross-border league, much like in previous professional English football levels.