C&W Communications and Digicel Group Joint Venture Awarded Exclusive Rights to Premier League for the Caribbean
MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 6, 2019--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 favorite players and teams.”
About C&W Communications
C&W, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in more than 20 markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.
Learn more at www.cwc.com
About Liberty Latin America
Liberty Latin America is a leading telecommunications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a subsea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B).
For more information, please visit www.lla.com
About Digicel Group
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 31 markets throughout the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets, including Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programs. Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.
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.
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CONTACT: C&W Communications Media contact:
Wendy.McDonald@cwc.comDigicel Group Media contact:
Head of Group Communications
+1 876 564 1708
KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CARIBBEAN FLORIDA
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