BT Sport has confirmed that Sunset+Vine, the global TV sports producer and distributor, has extended its current agreement with a new four year contract to produce to what equates to 1200 hours of live and magazine coverage for BT Sport per year, starting from the beginning of the 2018-2019 Premier League season. The extension to the current contact will take the successful 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 popular 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, added: “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.”