Badminton Scotland have launched The Badminton Scotland Channel on subscription-free sports and entertainment streaming platform, Recast.
Recast’s unique microtransactional model uses an in-platform credit system, ‘cast credits’. Badminton fans can purchase casts as well as earn them by watching adverts, sharing content or inviting friends to join. The platform allows viewers to watch the matches they want without committing to a subscription.
A one-time purchase of any match allows you to gain unlimited on-demand access to the video. Teams and fans can also benefit by receiving affordable access to the sport, whilst being rewarded for sharing and promoting the streams with cast credits.
Numerous high-profile sports organisations have joined Recast to broadcast their events, including the DP World Tour, the European Cricket Network, The Curling Channel, Beach Soccer and English Premier League football club, Manchester City.
Funds generated through this pay-per-view system allow Badminton Scotland to begin producing high-quality match coverage.
Keith Russell, CEO of Badminton Scotland said: “We are excited to be working with streaming platform Recast who are delivering an innovative solution allowing us to increase Badminton coverage not only in Scotland but across the globe.
We are embracing this unique and flexible platform and hope to expand and enhance the coverage of our sport by giving you affordable access to live game play – which started with footage from the European Mixed Team Championships Qualifier from 15 to 18 December for just one pound per match”.
Replays of the EMTCQ2022 are now available on the Badminton Scotland Channel, and fans will soon find new content there.
Sign up for Recast to receive 25 free credits and begin watching the sports you love. To earn extra Casts to watch content, you can watch ads, share content, invite friends, or purchase Cast Credits (one Cast Credit = 1p) using Recast’s unique microtransaction model.
Recast is a subscription-free sports and entertainment streaming platform launched in 2018.
The Badminton Scotland Channel is our channel hosted on Recast. All Badminton Scotland content will be available on this channel, including live coverage and replays of specific events and other video on demand content in the near future.
When you go on the Recast website, click on “Join” in the top right corner of the front page. On the next page, click on the human emoji to create your profile on Recast. It is free of charge and all you need is your mobile phone number, your email address and a password.
Alternatively, you can create your profile using your Facebook or Google login. Once you have signed up, you will receive a verification code via SMS. Upon verifying your profile, you can start using Recast. You will be rewarded with 25 cast credits when you sign up.
We launched our channel with high-quality broadcast coverage from the European Mixed Team Championships Qualifier.
Each match at the EMTCQ cost 100 cast credits (which equals 1 GBP). A one-time purchase of any match allows the viewer unlimited access to the video (on demand viewing).
Cast credits are Recast’s currency. You will be rewarded with 25 cast credits when you sign up to the platform. You can purchase further credits on the platform or earn them by watching ads, sharing content, or by inviting friends with your invitation code who then join Recast.
Log into your Recast profile, and go into your wallet. There, you can purchase more cast credits using a credit or debit card or Apple or Google Pay.
You can find Recast in the Google Play store. The Apple App Store version is in development and will be available soon. Recast is a progressive web app, so you can access it from any device (smart phone, tablet, notebook) and you can add it to your home screen like any other app.
You can watch Recast content on your TV either by connecting your laptop via a cable to your TV, using Google Chromecast or Apple Airplay.
Recast is currently available in the following 90+ countries and territories:
Albania, Algeria, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Egypt, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Grenada, Guam, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Iraq, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jersey, Jordan, Kenya, Korea (the Republic of), Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Palestine, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Republic of North Macedonia, Romania, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, Viet Nam, Western Sahara, Yemen.
Funds generated through Recast’s pay-per-view system allow Badminton Scotland to continue producing and investing in high-quality badminton coverage for fans all over the world.
By reinvesting the revenue generated via this system, Badminton Scotland can further develop and expand our offering, including broadcast coverage for more badminton fans around the world.
If you have any further questions about the use of Recast, visit their Frequently Asked Questions page.