Press information 17 september 2014 new sunset+vine and kingsdown tv cricket partnership wins icc production services contract



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PRESS INFORMATION

17 SEPTEMBER 2014
NEW SUNSET+VINE AND KINGSDOWN TV CRICKET PARTNERSHIP WINS ICC PRODUCTION SERVICES CONTRACT

  • CONTENT CREATED FOR LG ICC AWARDS 2014 AND ICC CRICKET WORLD CUP 2015

  • KINGSDOWN TV BECOMES SUNSET+VINE’S SPECIALIST PROGRAMMING PARTNER ON ALL CRICKET RELATED BUSINESS

(London / Singapore) A new partnership between Sunset+Vine, part of The Tinopolis Group, and Kingsdown TV has been awarded its first contract by the International Cricket Council (ICC). The two companies will provide joint production services to deliver programming requirements for both the LG ICC Awards 2014 and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. The contract will be led by Sunset+Vine Asia, based in Singapore.


The contract delivers three strands of programming which includes a one-hour review of cricket’s best performances, across a variety of categories for the past 12 months for The LG ICC Awards 2014 and “Cricket in Colour: Story of the 1992 Cricket World Cup”, an insight into the Cricket World Cup 1992 that both changed and set the pace, and finally, “ICC Cricket World Cup Tales”- a series of seven 30-minute episodes featuring stories and anecdotes from cricketing legends, as they look back at famous and favourite moments from previous ICC Cricket World Cups. All programming will be delivered over the next two months.
Huw Bevan, Managing Director of Sunset+Vine Asia, commented:
To be entrusted by cricket’s governing body to deliver these high profile programming requirements is testament to Sunset+Vine’s and Kingsdown TV’s long term relationships with the sport which for Sunset+Vine includes award-winning coverage of Test matches and ODIs as well as introducing Hawkeye as an integral tool for the modern game. We are delighted to have the opportunity to deliver world-class content for the ICC.”

Joanna Lowndes Lumb, Joint Owner at Kingsdown TV, said:
Kingsdown TV is extremely excited about its cricket programming partnership with Sunset+Vine. Our venture unites some of the most experienced cricket production names in the industry, and this is the team we bring to the ICC.” 
Campbell Jamieson, General Manager – Commercial, at the International Cricket Council, added:
““ICC programming continues to entertain and educate scores of cricket fans across the globe. We are confident that with Sunset + Vine’s experience, they will create engaging content fit for a global audience, not only for entertainment but for promotion of the game and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 too.

We trust the LG ICC Awards 2014 will also celebrate and highlight the best cricketing performances and spirit of the game over the last 12 months, drawing on Sunset + Vine’s unrivalled cricket knowledge to achieve this.”



ENDS

For further information on Sunset+Vine:

Greg Moore, Head of PR, Sunset+Vine M: +44 (0)7748 968695 E: greg.moore@sunsetvine.com


ABOUT SUNSET+VINE

Sunset+Vine, a Tinopolis Group company, is a leading independent supplier of sports programming to broadcasters in the UK and overseas. It has won over 35 broadcast awards including nine Royal Television Society awards and six BAFTA’s most recently for “Best Sport and Live Event” in relation to its production of Channel 4’s ground-breaking coverage of The London 2012 Paralympic Games.


Sunset+Vine was appointed as primary production partner for BT Sport (launched August 2013) and now produces the channel’s live English Premier League Football and Aviva Premiership Rugby matches and all support programming. The company was Host Broadcaster of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and will be for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014 starting in October 2014. In the Middle East, Sunset+Vine has been Host Broadcaster for the Dubai World Cup for 17 consecutive years. A leader in Advertiser Funded Programming, the company devised the world’s most watched weekly sports’ show “Gillette World Sport” (shown in 180 countries at its peak). Mobil 1 - The Grid is also amongst its extensive portfolio.
Sunset+Vine has offices in London, Singapore, Cardiff, Oxford and Glasgow which enable it to deliver international, national and regional programming. Awarded the Queen’s Award for International Trade in 2003, the company has direct access to over 260 broadcasters worldwide across all media platforms. The company is part of The Tinopolis Group.
ABOUT KINGSDOWN TV

London-based Kingsdown TV was formed in 2012 by Joanna Lowndes Lumb and Gavin Scovell. Since its inception it has secured contracts with ITV Sport, Eurosport and now, via its collaboration with Sunset+Vine, the ICC.


Both Joanna and Gavin have worked at the forefront of cricket production over the past 20 years, delivering high standard coverage from all Test playing nations and a number of associate territories.



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