Press information 2 september 2014 sunset+vine to represent ecb in four year archive rights deal



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PRESS INFORMATION

2 SEPTEMBER 2014
SUNSET+VINE TO REPRESENT ECB IN FOUR YEAR ARCHIVE RIGHTS DEAL

  • RIGHTS IN EVERY TERRITORY FOR ALL ENGLAND INTERNATIONALS AND DOMESTIC MATCHES PLAYED IN ENGLAND AND WALES FROM 1995-2013

  • INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS FOR ALL ENGLAND INTERNATIONALS AND DOMESTIC MATCHES PLAYED IN ENGLAND AND WALES PRE-1995

(London) Sunset+Vine, the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company, has confirmed its appointment by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) to represent the ECB in a comprehensive four year archive rights deal.


The extensive ECB archive includes rights for all England internationals and domestic matches played in England and Wales, from 1995 to the present day to the end of the 2013 season, as well as international rights for these games pre-1995. The ECB archive covers Test matches, One Day Internationals, Twenty-20s and all county cricket competitions.
Sunset+Vine will not only be representing rights deals for the ECB’s archive, but will also be developing the ECB catalogue as well as producing bespoke programming opportunities for broadcasters drawn from existing archive footage.
Andrew Piller, Commercial Director at Sunset+Vine, commented:
The ECB is one of the world’s flagship sports brands and we’re delighted to be representing their rights. Sunset+Vine has a strong heritage in English cricket having produced award-winning programming for C4, and subsequently Channel Five, since 1999 as well as introducing Hawkeye as an integral tool for the modern game. We are proud of what we have contributed to the game and we are confident that we will continue to do so for many years to come.”
John Perera, Commercial Director at ECB said:
Cricket fans expect a variety of content, particularly on digital channels, so we need to ensure we have a back catalogue to cater for requirements across all media platforms. We have a fantastic long-term relationship with Sunset+Vine who continue to provide a premium service to the ECB and our respective commercial partners in this area.” 
Sunset+Vine works with the International Cricket Council (ICC) on a number of content creation projects; produces England’s International cricket highlights on Channel Five and has recently announced a deal with the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) to deliver the Lord’s Cricket Ground YouTube channel as well as content across the Lord’s Facebook and @HomeofCricket Twitter feed.
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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 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 will be Host Broadcaster of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Volvo Ocean Race 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.
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