The Football League and Premium TV, Europe’s largest broadband sports publisher, have renegotiated the terms of their ‘FLPTV’ joint venture.
FLPTV was set up in 2000 and has developed into a successful partnership hosting 65 Football League club sites, seven Premier League club sites and four Football Conference club sites.
The Football League has now acquired Premium TV’s stake in FLPTV and agreed a three-year deal that sees Premium TV become a service provider.
Premium TV will continue to provide all 76 clubs with the same cutting-edge websites that deliver fans live audio match commentary, video news bulletins, player interviews, exclusive online goal highlights direct from the clubs, as well as subscriber generation and management for its ‘World’ broadband subscription product, which is used across all 76 official club sites, plus mobile, betting and e-commerce services.
Richard Masters, Commercial Director of The Football League, said: ‘This is a sensible way forward for everyone involved. The League and its clubs will have greater commercial flexibility and the deal secures the long term future of the hugely popular club websites and the revenue potential they bring for our member clubs.’
Rod Henwood, Premium TV chief executive, said: ‘This agreement represents a new deal for fans, a secure future for official club websites, and guaranteed revenue for clubs. It further reinforces the Football League’s commitment to the internet, and highlights the thriving relationship between football and Premium TV. It’s a win-win for both parties.’
For more information contact:
The Football League
(: 0870 443 9282 or 07900 572 280
Mark Terry, Premium TV, 07740 432 112.