SOLVING THE FAN EXPERIENCE AND THE BRAND EXPERIENCE
WHO WE ARE
Global Fan Network (GFN) is an influencer and content business that enables fans everywhere to get closer to the sport they're passionate about and provides brands with the coveted chance to participate in the global sporting conversation and target our unique audience.
We have unique access to the global football ecosystem - including access to the world’s biggest influencers, our own bespoke content, and IP, and contact with grassroots teams, leagues, games, and all fan social platforms.
The visionary founder and CEO of GFN embodies the essence of football passion, media entrepreneurship, and community engagement. With a keen eye for the pulse of the game, Robbie has created an empire that revolutionizes fan-driven media.
His unique selling points lie in his ability to deliver authentic, unfiltered football content, providing a platform for fans to express their opinions and engage in vibrant discussions.
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In 2012 Robbie Lyle had a vision to let ordinary fans of Arsenal have their say. Aftv has become the benchmark for fan channels and pioneered a new genre of fan content. In 2017 he co-founded what is now a global fan network, with the vision that fans can have their own broadcast channel. Empowering a global community to have a say in their passion.
With over 1.2b views a year and growing fast across new sports categories and across the globe, GFN's channels are reshaping and disrupting the status quo.
This is GFN: the global sports broadcaster for a digital generation.
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With a background in immersive media and TV broadcasting, Brett heads up the GFN business. Focussed on delivering the vision of giving every fan a platform they can have a voice.
As a strategic and product management expert with a background in business development and user experience, Kas Fulani drives innovation and road-mapping for GFN.
Starting as AFTV's social lead, Harvey now heads business development and partnerships. He is key in keeping up to speed with technology and content as it swiftly evolves each year to deliver our mandate of a fan democracy.
Social is led by kane brooker, a data-driven social expert driving the campaigns that have seen us reach 110m views a month, and growing.
Jason Milne heads the production team. He has been the key creative behind the DR Sports brand and driving the premium Sportainment shows and offerings across GFN channels.
Since 2020, our dynamic presenter, also serving as our tactical expert, has been captivating audiences and spearheading content development. With a data-driven approach, James Bayliss brings passion and expertise to our viewers, ensuring engaging and ever-improving content.
Ryan Marriot is our head of production at AFTV. With a wealth of experience, he is both the technical and creative brain behind our full AFTV offering and is a key contributor to many of the great developments across GFN in recent years.