The Quidditch Premier League, a contest inspired by the sport played by wizards in the Harry Potter books, is looking to sell broadcasting rights for its upcoming 2018 season. After a successful inaugural launch last year, the Quidditch Premier League has announced it would like to work with a broadcast partner to “bring the sport to life”, and are actively seeking partners for the venture.
The Quidditch Premier League (QPL) is an elite quidditch league that represents the sport in the UK. The league is composed 300 players in ten teams, two of which are new for the 2018 season, the Welsh Dragons and the Scottish Thistles. The QPL season runs from June to August, with each team playing three divisional fixtures in the regular season. The playoffs include all ten teams competing in the QPL Championship fixture in late August, with the winning team being named as the QPL Champions for that season.
Jack Lennard, Director of the Quidditch Premier League, comments: ‘Since our launch, the Quidditch Premier League has inspired hugely diverse audiences around the world. We’re thrilled to be able to offer broadcasters access to the excitement of quidditch, and cannot wait to spread the word around the globe about one of the most exclusive and fastest-growing sports in history.’