Arsenal announced a new partnership with video editing developer and provider Blackbird this week, to create content remotely using the cloud.

Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal which was given by VAR during the Premier League match between Arsenal FC and West Ham United at Emirates Stadium on March 07, 2020 in London, United Kingdom.
LONDON, ENGLAND: Alexandre Lacazette of Arsenal celebrates with teammates on March 07, 2020. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Blackbird write that Arsenal are partnering with them for ‘fast, efficient cloud video editing and the publishing of content to fans’.

They add that the club will use Blackbird to remotely turnaround live content and produce compilations of videos from the archives. This includes matches, press conferences, training sessions and punditry.

The content will be available to watch across a number of platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

This is understandably a very relevant topic right now, as staff and supporters sit at home isolating themselves. Anyone who can work remotely is doing so. Plus, unfortunately, there’s no football on for us all to report on and enjoy.

Arsenal certainly have a job on their hands to keep themselves busy and keep supporters entertained. If this new partnership can help them do that, then it’s a positive move.

Blackbird CEO Ian McDonough said: “Having Arsenal as Blackbird’s newest customer is a real thrill. Their video production teams have a fast-growing reputation of high-quality output.

“Like many teams with discerning global fan bases, they have distributed video creators across multiple sites. With Blackbird, they solve the puzzle of working collaboratively and remotely while turning around high-quality content quickly and cost-effectively.”