Football Week
Magazine publisher Future today announced that it is partnering with the Press Association to publish an interactive football magazine for iPad that will update with commentary, stats and post-match analysis.

Football Week will launch early next month and be published every Friday. During and after Premier League matches the Press Association will push data to the iPad apps.

In a release, Future, publisher of Future Music, Total Film and T3, says it is aiming to attract "global followers of the English Premier League", which is broadcast in 212 territories around the world.

The app will be created using app creation software FutureFolio, which was developed by Future and is available for other publishers to use. FutureFolio has been further developed for Football Week, which "is the company's first iPad magazine to embellish editorial content with live content feed".

The release adds that the title will preview every Premier League game with "full editorial pieces, team news, head-to-head info, player data and the latest stats".

"Over the weekend, these will update with the addition of text commentary, in-game stats and post-match analysis."
 
The publisher promises the "up-to-the-second flexibility of a website but the design and packaging of a digital edition".

The release adds: "As well as full game previews, a dedicated Future editorial team will provide a wealth of player interviews, think pieces and expert editorial about the wider issues of the modern game.

"Expert 'datatorial' pieces will use the PA's market-leading football statistics whilst leading football writer Jonathan Wilson (The Guardian, Goal, World Soccer) will also be supplying an exclusive column on modern EPL tactics."
 
The app will also provide "up-to-the-minute injury news" provided by PhysioRoom.com, a resource for football injury data.
 
Tony Watson, managing director of the Press Association, says in the release: "PA is working with Future because of its excellent publishing credentials on Newsstand."

Future has sold more than two million editions of its brands on Newsstand since the launch by Apple in October 2011.

Future Publishing was an early Newsstand success story. Four days after launch the publisher reported 2 million app downloads; after six weeks its magazine apps had been downloaded 6 million times.

In September Future reported that digital sales had topped £5 million.

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