Digicel, C&W awarded joint rights for Premier League football
C&W Communications (“C&W”) and Digicel Group announced that their new sports broadcasting joint venture, Caribbean Premier Sports Limited (CPSL), has won the exclusive rights to broadcast Premier League football in the Caribbean for the three seasons 2019/20 to 2021/22, which includes every match broadcast LIVE, via streaming and on-demand.
With the formation of CPSL, C&W and Digicel are bringing together their world-class sports broadcasting experience to deliver more LIVE Premier League matches to fans throughout the Caribbean.
“Premier League football’s appeal is second to none in the Caribbean and we look forward to delivering a high-quality content experience to our Flow and BTC customers across the region for the next three seasons,” said Stephane David, VP, Chief Programming Officer of Liberty Latin America, C&W’s parent company.
“We are excited to join forces with Digicel and introduce a brand new channel that offers a unique platform for the Premier League and delivers the best football to more customers across the region than ever before.”
Olly McIntosh, CEO of IMC, a Digicel Group company, added, “We are proud to announce our joint venture partnership with C&W and this new agreement with the Premier League to bring the excitement of world-class football action to fans across the Caribbean.”
Premier League Director of Broadcasting Paul Molnar said, “Both C&W and Digicel have done an excellent job in covering the Premier League in recent years. The combined reach of both companies across the Caribbean makes this an exciting prospect and will ensure fans around the region have access to their favourite players and teams."
About Caribbean Premier Sports Limited (CPSL)
CPSL, a St. Lucia based joint venture between C&W and Digicel will bring together the best of their sports broadcasting capabilities to deliver world-class sports programming and viewership experiences to fans across the region. CPSL is owned equally by C&W and Digicel. More information will be available on CPSL as it goes live in H2 2019.
About the Premier League
The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The League and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities, and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 1 billion homes in 189 countries.