Mustard TV announces commentary teams for live Norwich City friendlies

On the Ball City Live.

On the Ball City Live. - Credit: Archant

The commentary teams for Norwich City's pre-season friendlies which are being broadcast live exclusively on Mustard TV have been revealed.

The commentator for both matches will be Tom Rennie, from the radio station TalkSport.

He will be joined by Michael Bailey, Mustard TV sports editor and EDP sports reporter, for the West Ham game and Mike Sewell, a BBC 5 Live commentator who has also worked for Radio Norfolk, for the Brentford match.

Mr Rennie said: 'It is something I am really looking forward to and feel privileged to be involved with.

'To have a TV service like Mustard with a narrow focus on an area like Norwich is pretty terrific. Football is often the very heartbeat of local families.'

It will be the first time Mustard TV has broadcast a City pre-season game.

'Even though they are friendlies, they are being taken very seriously. It is a real test for Norwich,' Mr Rennie added.

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Next week's two friendly games at Carrow Road are against West Ham on Tuesday (7.45pm kick-off) and Brentford on Saturday, August 1 (3pm).

During the game, the presenters will be able to comment on how the squad are looking in the run-up to their return to the Premier League and there can be more of a focus on City than you would get with a national broadcaster.

Mustard has announced an exclusive partnership with Lowestoft theme park Pleasurewood Hills to sponsor its new programme On the Ball City Live (OTBC Live), which will be screening the friendlies.

OTBC Live will include half-time and post-match analysis, and coverage of both games will also be repeated – the West Ham match at 11pm the following night and Brentford at 7.30pm the same day.

Coverage of both matches will also be uploaded to Norwich City's Pay TV service, Canaries Player, for fans to watch on demand.

Take a look at Mustard TV on Freeview channel 8 or Virgin channel 159.

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