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Sunset+Vine signs BBC ALBA production deal

October 3, 2023

Sunset+Vine, the sports production company, has landed a three year deal to produce BBC ALBA’s sports coverage following a competitive commissioning process.

Sunset+Vine will deliver coverage of at least 176 hours of live and as-live sporting events in the coming year, including football, shinty and rugby, and will produce a minimum of 26 live SWPL games each season, a deal which BBC ALBA has the rights to until the end of the 2024/25 season.  

The producer will also cover a range of live shinty including the Camanachd Cup Semi-Finals, the MacAulay Cup Final, the Valerie Fraser Cup Final and the historic Camanachd Cup Final.

Margaret Cameron, Director of Content at MG ALBA“Sport continues to be a major draw for BBC ALBA audiences and we’re committed to building on our reputation of delivering high-quality, high-impact sporting moments. This three-year contract is of strategic importance to MG ALBA and BBC ALBA. We look forward to working with Sunset+Vine to build on BBC ALBA’s reputation as a provider of high-quality sports coverage and our commitment to, in particular, Scottish women’s sport.” 

Grant Philips, Head of Sunset+Vine Scotland said:  “At Sunset +Vine, we specialise in live sports coverage in Scotland, the UK and around the World. We are delighted to be working with MG ALBA and BBC ALBA to bring a brand new and fresh approach to their sports output. We will deliver the highest production standards over the next 3 seasons for BBC ALBA’s viewers.

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