Football Corner, a new app designed to immerse football fans in every big match and major tournament, today launches on Toshiba smart TVs in the UK.
The interactive football viewing companion app offers a football-filtered electronic programme guide for up to seven days ahead, as well as real-time updates, insights, and statistics for matches, and tournaments in six languages.
Making it easy to keep up with every competition, Football Corner provides match schedules and the latest data for all the must-see international events in the football calendar, from both domestic and international football.
The app’s TV split screen feature lets you follow all the live sporting action at the same time as browsing the latest match, team, and tournament information. Keeping every football match centre stage in the middle of your screen, it frames the on-screen action with several navigation options.
Football Electronic Programme Guide
The first of these is the electronic programme guide (EPG), a dedicated football schedule guide, that enables you to plan your viewing up to seven days ahead.
At a glance, you will be able to see match schedules from multi-channel broadcast listings, and thanks to the integrated channel tune function, select and view current matches with one click of the remote.
Delivering football pundit-worthy insights, the Match Statistics option offers the latest scores and match updates, as well as statistics to give you a breakdown of how your team is performing. Giving you all that you need to make informed match predictions, this feature delivers real-time statistics about ball possession, pass quotas, duels, and team dominance, as well as shots in goal and goal probabilities.
Rankings, Line-up, and Top Lists
Listing all the tables and standings, the Rankings option gets you game-ready, with the latest, most up-to-date information about which teams your side will have to encounter and beat.
With the Line-up option, you can get to know your own team better, as well as find out more about who they are playing. Whether it is for familiar, big name clubs, or little-known teams, Football Corner offers an in-depth analysis.
As well as listing who will be in the starting line-up and who will sit on the substitutes’ bench, the app brings you tactical and match information about the teams. This includes who has been issued yellow or red cards. The Top Lists highlight the players to watch out for, revealing the top ten scorers for each tournament.
“We know football fans never want to miss a moment of a live match, but at the same time they often want to keep an eye on what’s going on with other games and scores” comments Bart Kuijten, Commercial Director at Toshiba TV. “With the new app, fans can watch their favourite team in action and still know the latest scores, goals, match stats, team updates and even red and yellow cards from other games. They can also plan their viewing up to seven days in advance without searching through different channel guides.”
“I am very proud that Toshiba TV was so taken with our TVXRAY product. Now we have the chance to offer soccer fans all over Europe an all-round gaming experience with our app”, said Tobias Künkel, Managing Partner at TeraVolt, who is leading the project.
Tobias Fröhlich, Co-Founder and Managing Director at TeraVolt, added “The concept of the second screen is outdated. We firmly believe that all the information and details viewers might want should always be available on the first screen. And Toshiba smart TVs are ideally suited to meet these requirements and make the second screen obsolete.”
How to access Football Corner
Football Corner is available now on all Toshiba TV 4K, FHD, and HD-ready models from 2019, 2020 and 2021. Viewers can access the app by pressing the Home button and selecting ‘TV Menu’ > ‘More Apps’ and scrolling to the Football Corner app.
Football Corner includes match and tournament information for games broadcast on free to air channels in the UK.
Football Corner has been designed in collaboration with agency and app creator, TeraVolt.