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Season 2011/12

One million views for Joe

  • 23 October 2011 12:19
  • Posted by Chris Bailey

We like to share our milestones here at City so today we are sending out a million thank-yous.

One goes to everyone who has made our training ground clip of goalkeeper Joe Hart’s goal-scoring, over-head kick the first – but not the last – of our videos to reach the 1,000,000 views mark.

Our new YouTube channel has quickly become an online sensation admired by football fans all over the globe and it will get bigger and better.

“The clip has only been up a couple of days as part of a new strand we launched this week; we expected it be popular but the Joe video has really caught the imagination,” reflected Head of Content Chris Bailey. “It has got skill and fun in the same clip and that is a potent mix.

“We are very proud of our video content and are fully focussed on giving the fans what they want. Our Tunnel Cam series has been a huge success as has the Inside City strand - a new episode of which can be seen every Saturday.

In Roberto Mancini we are very lucky that we have a manager who is relaxed with filming around the training ground and we will have loads of entertaining clips for you throughout the season – so keep watching.


“Citytv make around 100 videos per month for the website most which will now be uploaded on to the new YouTube channel and some of which will sit there exclusively.

“It is all part of our strategy to give our fans as much access as possible, repaying their loyalty by making exclusive, behind-the-scenes content which we make available free of charge.

"We have a rapidly growing audience on the website and we want to make sure that the content dovetails with what is happening in social media.

“We aim to deliver exclusive, entertaining and innovative video across all our platforms and in doing so expand our online capabilities. Our fans seem to get exactly what we are about.”

Watch out for our match highlights packages this week as well as tunnel cam next weekend and episode 10 of Inside City – oh yes…and a bunch more clips from training!

Thanks a million to those who helped make Joe Hart’s scoring skills become a world-wide phenomenon.

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