BT Sport has signed up Sunset+Vine for a new four year contract that will see the production outfit produce around 1200 of hours of live and magazine coverage for BT Sport per year.

The new contract starts from the beginning of the 2018-2019 Premier League season. 

The extension to the current contract will take the partnership, which started in 2013, through to 2022.

Included within the scope of the deal will be all of BT’s live Premier League and UEFA Europa League football, along with its entire live rugby offering of the Avivia Premiership, European Champions Cup, European Challenge Cup and weekly Rugby Tonight show, plus the Scottish Premier Football League as well as Australia’s international cricket matches, Big Bash League and Women’s Big Bash League.

The Sunset+Vine team will be led by Stephen Booth (Executive Producer, Football), Jamie Oakford (Match Director, Football), Titus Hill (Executive Producer, Rugby) and Grant Phillips (Executive Producer, SPFL).

Jeff Foulser, Chairman of Sunset+Vine, said: “We are thrilled to be continuing the successful partnership with BT Sport for a further four years. We are extremely proud of the high-quality productions delivered by our teams over the past five years, and also for the ongoing support, financial backing and faith shown in us by BT Sport.

“This is a fantastic result for the company and, as ever, a tribute to all those who have worked tirelessly to help establish BT Sport as a major player in the UK broadcast market.”

Jamie Hindhaugh, COO BT Sport, said: “I am pleased to be extending our successful relationship with Sunset+Vine.  I am proud of the of the partnership approach we have adopted since the lauch of BT Sport in 2013, Sunset+Vine have been fantastic to work with and I look forward to continuing to working with them to bring the BT Sport audience closer to the heart of sport.” 

Staff Reporter

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