We are today delighted to unveil the details of our 2021 enhanced live streaming service, available for free, through the Middlesex website and broadcast globally on the club’s YouTube channel.
Following significant enhancement to the Club’s live streaming service in the 2020 season, which saw Middlesex the only county in the English game to bring its own bespoke commentary team on board for all their live stream broadcasts, the club are once again at the forefront of innovation and will be bringing its followers an enhanced stream to rival all others.
Middlesex’s live streams were watched over 1.5 million times last summer, and this year it’s set to be even bigger and better than ever, with all men’s first eleven home games in all three formats covered with a live stream.
Three manned and operated broadcast cameras will provide the footage of every game, ensuring that viewers get to see all the action, no matter where it takes place on the field. Each end of the ground will be manned by an elevated TV camera, to ensure viewers get the real broadcast experience, with one pitchside camera also offering close-ups and on square interaction.
Once again, Middlesex will be bringing in a dedicated live stream broadcast team, headlined at every game by 2020 Cricket Writers Club Christopher Martin-Jenkins Broadcaster of the Year, Adam Collins, who called the majority of Middlesex’s home matches last summer. Collins will be joined by an array of recognised names in the commentary suite, starting with Sky Sports’ Presenter Matt Floyd, who will team up with Collins for the County Championship season opener at Lord’s against Somerset later this week.
With guest commentators joining Collins throughout the season, viewers will get to hear a variety of commentary from a range of co-commentators across the year, keeping the broadcasts fresh and relevant at all times.
The three moving cameras will be complemented with one static camera to provide wide-angle views of the ground, and an additional commentators’ camera, to give viewers an insight into the faces behind the broadcast, who’ll be bringing expert insight to the stream.
With instant replays, enhanced graphics in place, multi camera views, pre-match build up segments with experts at pitchside, and close of play interviews from the boundary, viewers of Middlesex’s live stream in 2021 will be receiving as close to a TV style broadcast as possible – all for free on the Middlesex website.
We look forward to you joining us on the live stream.