LA Galaxy Becomes First MLS Team To Launch New HD Video App For Fans With DeskSite

New HD "Big Screen" video platform delivers exclusive Galaxy content to desktops, laptops and tablets for free

Aug 20, 2015, 09:00 ET from DeskSite

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Five-time MLS Cup Champions, LA Galaxy, are the first MLS team to officially launch the Galaxy DeskSite, a new, interactive video app that proactively delivers hours and hours of premium, high-definition video content to fans – for free.

The Galaxy DeskSite is a personalized HD video content library constructed to support fans' growing consumption of online video. Exclusively modeled for the "Big Screen" and essentially a DVR for the Internet, the DeskSite serves as a digital fan hub for HD video, web content and social conversation around the team.

"Our supporters consume LA Galaxy videos as they are released, and are accustomed to accessing LA Galaxy content via the latest, most advanced technologies, both in- and out-of-stadium," said Chris Klein, President of the LA Galaxy. "Our partnership with DeskSite allows us to continue to enhance the fan experience by delivering exciting, high-definition content to our fans in a seamless and user-friendly way."

DeskSite enables instantaneous video playback, freeing fans from the buffering, freezing and dropping associated with streaming video on a website. Videos are automatically downloaded and stored directly to users' devices, allowing fans the ability to view content offline, without an Internet connection. The platform also includes audiovisual alerts, reducing the delay between a video's initial release and fan access.

Video programming consists of game highlights, postgame recaps, player and coach interviews, and more. There will be more than 95 videos available to fans from day one, and the Galaxy DeskSite will be continuously updated with new, exclusive team-produced content as it becomes available.

"The Galaxy DeskSite offers fans everything they want, and equally important, nothing they don't," said Richard Gillam, CEO of DeskSite. "With this new platform, we've made some exciting leaps forward in the evolution of digital media, most notably in the twin pillars of content curation and content access. If you're a serious Galaxy fan, this is a 'must have' experience."

In order to provide this immersive fan experience, the Galaxy was the first team in the MLS to partner with DeskSite, a digital media company based in Irvine, Calif.

Fans can download the Galaxy DeskSite at www.galaxydesksite.com.

About DeskSite
DeskSite is a next-generation digital media company that's revolutionizing the way fans connect with their favorite entertainment brands. The company has partnered with many of the world's most valuable sports teams to continuously deliver highly-produced, team-specific HD video content across a broad demographic spectrum.

About the LA Galaxy
The LA Galaxy is an American professional soccer club, based in the Los Angeles suburb of Carson, California, that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). It is one of the league's most-decorated clubs, having won the MLS Cup five times (2002, 2005, 2011, 2012, 2014)—more than any other club—the Supporters' Shield four times (1998, 2002, 2010, 2011), the Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup twice (2001, 2005), and is one of just two MLS teams to win the old CONCACAF Champions' Cup (2000). The Galaxy continuously leads the league for cultivating homegrown talent as well as signing world renowned and established players to the team.

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