Fencing fans and BF members will be able to keep up with all the live action from this month’s British Senior Championships, as BF joins pioneering sports video platform Recast.
BF is the latest summer Olympic sport to stream exclusive content via the Over-The-Top (OTT) platform Recast. BF’s channel is now live and the first live stream starts with coverage of the upcoming Senior Nationals, taking place at SportsDock, the University of East London, from 6-7 November 2021.
More than 400 men and women will compete across three weapon categories – Epee, Foil and Sabre, with the finals streaming on Recast.
The live events over the weekend will be followed by content such as interviews with athletes and coaches, as well as sporting tutorials, highlights and engaging content making its way onto the British Fencing Recast channel.
British Fencing joins other governing bodies, including Table Tennis England and British Curling, on Recast, as well as the likes of Scottish football team Hibernian FC, EFL Championship Club Queens Park Rangers and global golf platform Secret Golf.
British Fencing CEO Georgina Usher said: “We are delighted to be joining Recast and bringing exciting fencing content to fans in an accessible, affordable and innovative way. We believe that Recast will allow new and existing audiences to connect more with our competitions and athletes alike, sharing our unique sport and inspiring a new generation of fencers.
“It also allows us to benefit from a model where sports fans who are on Recast can directly contribute to our sport, with that revenue put back into building for the future, from grassroots level up, as well as continually raising the profile of fencing.”
Andy Meikle, Founder and CEO of Recast, said: “At the very core of what we do is ensuring that governing bodies and organisations of all sizes have access to technology that can help them transform their footprint – at no upfront cost to the rights holder or fans – and we are looking forward to helping British Fencing to realise their ambitions.
“Recast is successfully working with many other sporting bodies and we are pleased to add British Fencing to the growing list of rights holders revolutionising their digital strategy.”
New content from British Fencing will be available immediately to members and new fencing fans on Recast, which helps sports and athletes to maximise their earning potential. This sees rights holders going direct-to-consumer and connecting fans to exclusive content via a subscription-free app, providing a new way to watch fencing all in one place.
View BF’s Recast channel and sign up to watch the finals of the Senior Championships on November 6-7.
How much is it to join Recast?
Recast is free to join. BF receives a micro-reward for every sign up via our channel, so members can support BF for free by clicking and joining here.
What are Casts?
Recast presents content using a system called ‘casts’. Each video is assigned a number of casts. When you join Recast, you are immediately credited with 100 casts and can earn more by setting your preferences, watching and sharing content. If you run out of casts, you can view ‘Watch to Earn’ short videos to immediately top up your casts balance. You can also choose to purchase casts, or share content to earn more.
How do I watch BF content?
Join Recast and navigate to the BF channel. The two days of Senior Championships finals are set at 50 casts each. BF receives a micro reward every time you watch or share our content. Thank you for your support!
What else will be on the BF Recast channel?
We welcome suggestions for content. After the Senior Championships, BF will be adding interviews, highlights and fun, engaging content, to bring fencing to the sports fan audience that is already native to Recast.
Is it full of ads?
No. Recast content is clear of in-stream ads, so you can enjoy watching every point on the piste without interruption. There is ‘Watch to Earn’ content that you can choose to view, in return for casts, which includes promotional and marketing content.
I’m under 18, can I join Recast?
Within Recast’s Terms and Conditions, you must be at least 16 years old to access and use the Platform. (Recast reserves the right to request proof of age at any stage so that they can verify your age.)
If you are 16 or 17 years old, you must have the consent of your parent or guardian to access and use the Platform. You should review Recast’s T&Cs with them.
If you are a parent or guardian of a User or Guest who is under 18, by allowing them to use the Platform, you agree to be bound by Recast’s T&Cs and you are responsible for their use of the Platform.
Will I be on Recast if I am at an event?
BF will be live streaming the finals piste at the Senior Nationals. There is often filming and photography at events, camps and courses and we notify event attendees that there is a media team on site. If you do not want to be on camera, please let the event organiser and media team at the event know.
Is Recast replacing BFTV?
Recast is a platform that attracts sports fans, including football, table tennis, golf and more. BF will add videos and events to Recast that appeal to members and beyond, bringing a new audience to fencing. BFTV will continue, with a focus on technical and informative content that is relevant for BF members including coaches, strength and conditioning experts and athletes.
Does BF make money from Recast?
Yes. BF will benefit from micro rewards for each account, watch and share that is created through our channel. With no cost to our members, this is a great way to support BF and increase the audience for fencing in the UK. All revenue will go straight back into supporting and developing our sport.
More about Recast
Recast is a revolutionary direct-to-customer video platform that connects rights holders, fans and brands on one single platform. Recast combines the ability to watch the best sporting action from any mobile device and the potential to earn in-app credits called ‘Casts’ – for both viewers and rights holders – through microtransactions.
Rights holders can monetise all their content, from 10-second clips to full live games, without the upfront costs of their own OTT platform. Fans will be able to earn through their engagement by watching adverts or purchase credits and make micropayments directly to rights holders to watch the sports they want. Rights holders can also cash out these credits, meaning they have the opportunity to generate more revenue than any other model.
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