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Soccer streaming service Fanatiz doubles its growth in 2020

Fanatiz, the high-value sports streaming platform, concludes 2020 hitting key milestones and marking a record year in the brand’s history. Priding itself as the most affordable option for soccer fans on the market, Fanatiz grew its subscriber base by 120% from November 2019 to November 2020, with a total of 90% total growth taking place between January and November 2020 despite a three-month pause in live programming due to the global pandemic.

“Navigating multiple unprecedented challenges this year proved complex, but thanks to strategic decisions we made, as well as the unwavering passion and appetite of soccer fans everywhere, 2020 will go down as a milestone year for Fanatiz,” said Matías Rivera, Fanatiz CEO & Founder. “From revamping the entire brand and platform to launching a new Freemium package accessible to all our fans and striking partnerships with LaLiga North America and channels like beIN Sports Xtra and Trace Sports-Stars Channel, we can’t wait to see what 2021 has in store for us and our passionate customers.”

In addition to being a record year, October 2020 was a record month for the platform. In October, Fanatiz saw 42 percent growth in active Fanatiz subscribers, marking the most growth seen over a period of one month.

The growth is attributed to fans at home eager to start watching their favorite teams again, and generally speaking to a remarkable shift in consumer behavior to digital and streaming offerings. The top performing content on the streaming platform, included: the return of LaLiga, the FIFA World Cup South American Qualifiers, Copa Libertadores, La Liga Profesional de Futbol Argentino and the Brazilian Serie A League, better known to fans as Brasileirao.

READ MORE: Fanatiz’s history as a soccer-streaming service

The platform’s growth can also be attributed to the users’ perception of the brand and service. In a study conducted by an independent research agency, 3,008 people were surveyed about Fanatiz and five of its closest competitors in the streaming space. According to its findings, Fanatiz ranks first in the Good Value attribute, an attribute recognized by 45.8% of those surveyed, and Top 3 in easy to use with 41.6% and trustworthy with 37%.

As the platform continues to expand and excite loyal viewers in 2021, Fanatiz looks forward to introducing a series of exciting platform updates, new programming partnerships, engaging events and the celebration of the fourth anniversary since its launch in 2017.


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  1. KickerConspiracy

    January 5, 2021 at 11:39 pm

    Thanks Turfit. I hear you about Boca and the Argentine league; the Tyc Sports HD feed looks great on Fanatiz. FuboTV also has Tyc, but unless you’re going all in on cutting the cord that’s just too much at $65/month. Was just checking out the Huracan/Argentinos Jrs game on Fanatiz and discovered another drawback; if you exit the game to check out the schedule or the menu, it doesn’t remember where you left off when you return, and just restarts at the beginning. Aaargh. I think that Fanatiz would be great if you just want to watch full games, but for me I’ve gotten used to some of BEIN’s 90×30 condensed games, and its league highlights programs, and its irritating that they can’t be found on the Fanatiz user interface. (They do highlight a few of the talk shows from the networks they do have, but only a few). But yea, at the low cost it’s definitely worth it as a way to get TYC and its Argentine programming, plus GOLTV with its Portuguese league coverage.

  2. Turfit

    January 5, 2021 at 1:10 pm

    KickerConspiracy, I use Chromecast with Google TV (aka Android TV) and Sling’s streaming quality seems better for me, plus I have issues with Fanatiz app, it will stop playing and give me the buffering circle until I exit out of the match I’m watching. If I chromecast the match from my phone to my Google TV, I do not have this issue.
    I’m a big Boca Jr fan and Fanatiz is the only option I have found to watch their league matches.
    But Sling World Sports also have Brazil soccer and Willow for cricket and Sling’s annual subscription of $60 and Sling’s interface is the bigger selling point for me.

  3. locofooty

    January 5, 2021 at 10:48 am

    Duh…the promotion they had along with the Conmebol WCQ definitely helped that. Although I don’t know why people shelled out the PPV money having other alternatives. Having said that, Fanatiz is a good value for the price and what they offer.

  4. Don Freeman

    January 5, 2021 at 5:18 am

    This streaming service leaves much to be desired!

  5. KickerConspiracy

    January 4, 2021 at 10:12 pm

    Just signed up for a Fanatiz free trial to compare it with my longtime Sling World Sports subscription. Adding GolTV and TYC to Sling’s BEIN-only offering makes it appealing, but at the moment I can’t get used to the Fanatiz user interface on the Roku. There’s no guide by channel; their “channel’ section just leads you to the live stream of whichever channel you choose. The games section seems useful, but you’ve got to browse through a whole stream of games (ordered by date, I think?) before you find the one that you’re looking for. The ‘upcoming games’ section only tells you the date of a game, but not the time. The “programs” section only seems to offer whatever programs are on at the moment. Not having a channel guide thus makes it hard to find something like a highlight show like BEIN’s Ligue 1 Show, for instance, as it’s not in the ‘games’ section, and can’t be found in the programs section unless it’s on at that moment. Really frustrating, as with the Sling user interface on Roku you can scroll through and find whatever’s been on in the past 72 hours. Maybe I’ll get used to it after awhile, but so far it’s difficult to navigate for those accustomed to a straightforward channel guide, or maybe I’m just missing something. Can’t quite tell which platform offers the better streaming quality; BEIN on both seems about the same. 

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