PLP adds Eurovision as global PL distributor

03 Dec 2019

By: Sport Industry Group

Premier League Productions (PLP) has announced Eurovision Services as the Principal Global Distributor of the Premier League.

Eurovision Services, a part of the European Broadcast Union, will use its hybrid fibre and satellite network to control, distribute and monitor content produced by PLP in HD and UHD around the world.

PLP, the partnership between the Premier League and agency IMG, distributes the league’s live games to the international market, as well as extra content including studio and preview shows.

The deal will run for three seasons, starting in the 2019/20 season and ending in 2022.

Marco Tinnirello, CEO, Eurovision Services, said: “We are delighted that Premier League Productions has chosen Eurovision Services as a distribution partner and entrusted us to deliver Premier League matches and content for the next three seasons. Football fans across the globe are now watching Premier League matches in HD or UHD transmitted via our dedicated Eurovision Global Network to rights holders around the world.”

Lowri Davies, Head of Broadcast Services, Premier League Productions, said: “We are responsible for providing the Premier League broadcast partners with a best-in-class service, so quality and reliability are essential and it is important for us to be able to rely on a partner like Eurovision Services and its global distribution network.”

The content distributor will also distribute PLP’s 24/7 Premier League Content Service across Asia and the Americas.