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Cable & Wireless awarded Premier League TV rights deal in the Caribbean

Thu 8th Oct 2015 | Television & Broadcasting

The Premier League has announced that Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) has secured the exclusive rights to show live coverage of Premier League football matches from 2016/17 to 2018/19 across 32 Caribbean countries.

Premier League football will be available on Flow Sports from August 2016 and will form the centrepiece of the Caribbean's newest sports network's schedule.

CWC has also been awarded mobile clip rights, allowing fans to follow the latest Premier League action on any mobile device.

"We are very pleased that Cable & Wireless Communications has chosen to invest in Premier League broadcasting rights in the Caribbean," Premier League Executive Chairman, Richard Scudamore, said. "We look forward to welcoming them as a new partner and are sure they will do excellent job making the competition available to fans across the region."

John Reid, President of CWC's Consumer Division, said: "We are thrilled to partner with the Premier League across the Caribbean. As the most popular league of the world's greatest sport, the Premier League will be at the heart of Flow Sports, the region's newest and largest sports network.

"We are excited as well to bring additional jobs, skills and investment into the Caribbean with our new Trinidad facility, truly showcasing the power of the new Cable & Wireless and our commitment to the region."

Image: Action Images via Reuters / Matthew Childs

Posted by: Kev Howland

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