TWI extends contract with FA Premier League

MUMBAI: TWI has announced that it was re-appointed by the FA Premier League to be its production partner. TWI will produce and distribute all its matches of the season for the TV market.

The three-year-deal will offer international licencees of the Premier League all 380 matches of the season live via satellite. It also covers annual production of 41 weekly preview shows and 33 highlight shows.

The new venture will be known as FA Premier League Productions and is based at TWIs UK production base in Chiswick London.

TWIs director of programming and production, sport Graham Fry added, "Our relationship with the Premier League has been ongoing for the past six years. The Barclays Premiership continues to be a global success and together with the FA Premier League, TWI is confident that we will be able to achieve even greater heights in building its popularity and profile worldwide over the next three years."

Premier League CEO, Richard Scudamore said, "The Barclays English Premier League is broadcast in over 160 countries with a global home reach in excess of 570 million, making it the worlds most watched domestic league competition.

"To ensure that we consolidate and develop this position, it is crucial the quality of production matches the quality of our competition, especially given the increase in the number of games available. We have every confidence that our continuing relationship with TWI, in the guise of FA Premier League Productions, will ensure the high standards our international broadcast partners have come to expect will carry on and improve."

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