Netflix and City? Video streaming giants Netflix and Amazon Prime have made a move to enter the football documentary market by approaching Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea, Charles Sale of the Daily Mail reports.
The two hugely popular subscription services have reportedly approached the Premier League trio to request access to the inner workings of the clubs in order to produce ‘fly-on-the-wall’ style documentaries which would show fans exactly how the clubs work – from an non-official perspective.
While City, Liverpool and Chelsea are thought to be the clubs to have been approached, no deals have been signed yet but the prospect of the companies creating high-quality documentaries sounds exciting not just to fans of those clubs, but football supporters in general.
Liverpool previously had a similar style documentary done by Fox Soccer and Channel 5 in 2012, but Netflix and Amazon Prime would surely create even better content due to their incredibly high budgets – Netflix this week said they had the budget to commission new content costing £15million an hour to produce.
Manchester United are only top club against inviting Amazon or Netflix behind the scenes, as they like to keep everything in-house on their MUTV channel.