Production is now under way after TWI was re-appointed by the FA Premier League to be its production partner, producing and distributing all its matches of the season, which began this month, for the overseas TV market.

The three-year-deal will offer international licensees 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 be based at TWI’s UK production base, mediahouse, in Chiswick London.

Graham Fry, TWI’s Director of Programming and Production – Sport, said:
‘We are delighted to continue the successful relationship with the Premier League, which 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 Chief Executive, 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 world’s most watched domestic league competition.

‘To ensure 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.’

Further information:

Madeleine Pallas
PR Manager for Europe, IMG/TWI
tel: +44 (0) 20 8233 7425
mob: +44 (0) 7973 326 422
mpallas@imgworld.com

Dan Johnson, FAPL
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7298 1648
Mob: +44 (0) 7799 895 439
djohnson@fapl.co.uk