25 JANUARY 20167
SUNSET+VINE IN UNBEATEN PARTNERSHIP WITH ICC WITH AWARD OF NON-LIVE PROGRAMMING CONTRACT 2016-2019
SUNSET+VINE WAS RECENTLY AWARDED ICC’S LIVE PRODUCTION CONTRACT 2016-2019
NON LIVE PROGRAMMING CONTRACT INCLUDES PRODUCTION RESPONSIBLIITY FOR TWENTY TITLES INCLUDING FLAGSHIP MAGAZINE PROGRAMME ICC CRICKET 360⁰ AND COVERS PRE-EVENT PROMOTIONAL CONTENT WHICH WILL BE BROADCAST GLOBALLY
“WE’RE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING WORLD CLASS AND COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAMMING THAT BEST REPRESENTS ICC’S CRICKET INTERESTS”(JEFF FOULSER, CHAIRMAN, SUNSET+VINE)
(London) Sunset+Vine, the multi-award winning UK independent TV sports production and media company, part of The Tinopolis Group, has followed up its recent win of the ICC’s Live Events Production Services contract 2016-2019, with the award of the ICC’s Non Live Programming contract for the same period.
The Non Live Programming contract covers twenty programming elements, and includes the ICC’s flagship magazine programme, ICC Cricket 360⁰, as well as pre- event promotional content which will be aired by the ICC’s global broadcasters. The contract covers both men’s and women’s programming over a four year period, starting with immediate effect. It also covers the production of the Official Highlights and Official Film, for each major event.
Jeff Foulser, Chairman of Sunset+Vine, commented:
“We are absolutely delighted to have now been recognised for the quality of our non-live programming production with the award of this significant contract from the ICC. We’re committed to delivering world class and comprehensive programming that best represents the ICC’s cricket interests, and look forward to starting work immediately.”
Campbell Jamieson, General Manager – Commercial, International Cricket Council, said:
“ICC look forward to strengthening their relationship with Sunset+Vine as both live and non-live content creation become a joint venture for us moving forwards. We are sure that the appointment of S+V will create a consolidated and accomplished product for all ICC TV output, which will delight and engage fans the world over."
In December 2015, Sunset+Vine were successful in their bid for the ICC’s Live Events Production Contract 2016-2019. The first event to be covered will be the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup in Bangladesh followed by the ICC World Twenty20 in March/April 2016 in India; ICC Champions Trophy 2017 (England & Wales); ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 (England &Wales); ICC U19 Cricket World Cup 2018 (New Zealand); ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 (Bangladesh); ICC Women’s World Twenty20 2018 (West Indies) and the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 (England & Wales).
Sunset+Vine has a very strong cricket heritage. Between 1999 and 2005 it was instrumental in revolutionising how cricket coverage was seen on television, producing nearly 50 live Test matches, 65 one-day internationals and 348 highlights programmes for Channel 4 in the UK. The company was recently the Host Broadcaster for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 and currently produces daily highlights shows of both England’s domestic Test series and One-Day Internationals for Channel Five.
The company has won 26 major broadcast awards for its cricket coverage including five BAFTAs as well as introducing innovations such as the Red Zone, Snickometer, the Analyst, Hawk-Eye and the ultra slomo camera – award winners in their own right.
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Notes to Editors
Sunset+Vine is a leading independent supplier of sports programming to broadcasters in the UK and overseas. It has won over 40 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 as well as for the Volvo Ocean Race 2014-2015. In the Middle East, Sunset+Vine has been Host Broadcaster for the Dubai World Cup for 20 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) which has recently been re-commissioned. Mobil 1 - The Grid is also amongst its extensive portfolio. The company is part of The Tinopolis Group.
About THE TINOPOLIS GROUP
The Tinopolis Group comprises 17 companies dedicated to the creation and global distribution of world-class content. It is one of the largest remaining independent television producers with significant business bases in London, Wales, Glasgow and LA, producing high quality content for all key networks in both the US and the UK and for a fast-growing stable of brands and agencies. Tinopolis produces and distributes over 2,500 hours of award-winning broadcast and online content, across seventeen companies.
Tinopolis comprises some of the most respected names in the industry across the US and UK, including A. Smith and Co, Base Productions, Daybreak, fFatti fFilms, Firecracker Films, Magical Elves, Mentorn Media, Passion Distribution, Pioneer Productions, Rain, Sunset + Vine and Tinopolis Wales/Cymru. The group recognises the importance of technology in today’s media landscape and invests in solutions to bring added value to its content customers. http://www.tinopolis.com/
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