CaribPR Wire, MIAMI, Dec. 19, 2017: Kicking off in August 2018 with the 2018/19 European football season, Caribbean sports fans will have access to every UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League match, as Flow Sports and SportsMax team up with UEFA to bring some of the world’s most exciting football matches to the Caribbean.
Under the terms of this exciting new three-season deal, Flow Sports and SportsMax will equally share all of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League matches starting in August 2018 and for each season through to June 2021, ensuring broadcast of the highest possible number of matches across the Caribbean. Fans will also be able to enjoy the new UEFA Champions League “double headers”, as live matches will kick off at both 1pm and 3pm Eastern Time during the Group Stage.
James Tooke, SVP Media & Content for C&W – parent company of Flow Sports – said: “We are delighted to welcome the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League to Flow Sports for the first time, giving our viewers the chance to watch even more premier European football. The new deal significantly increases the number of UEFA Champions League matches available to Caribbean fans, meaning our viewers can watch more great football wherever, whenever. We are proud to continue the expansion of Flow Sports’ offering and our track record of innovation in Caribbean sports broadcasting.”
Olly McIntosh, CEO of IMC and SportsMax said: “As the current broadcaster for this season’s UEFA Champions League and having expanded our UEFA broadcast in each successive season, we are excited to bring to viewers in our 25 countries even more UEFA football. The UEFA Champions League matches are currently available to viewers on SportsMax & SportsMax2 as well as on the Play Go app and will increase in coverage next season so fans can watch all matches anywhere and at any time.”
The two networks have been awarded the rights through to the end of the 2020/21 European football season following a competitive tender process that included the award of all live matches, highlights and in-match clips of both competitions. No financial terms were disclosed.
UEFA said: “We are pleased to be broadening the distribution of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League in the Caribbean. This partnership with Flow and SportsMax represents an exciting opportunity to grow the Caribbean fan base and enable viewership in new and innovative ways.”
About Flow Sports
Flow Sports, launched in November 2015, has quickly become the Caribbean’s most popular sports network, available in more than 600,000 homes via multiple cable and satellite TV operators throughout the region.
Flow Sports is transforming how the region views local, regional and international sports content via 100% High Definition live and original programming, broadcast from a state-of-the-art, 4k-ready facility based in Port of Spain, Trinidad. Flow Sports, and its sister channel, Flow Sports Premier, show the best of Premier League football as well as showcasing action from major local, regional, and international sports competitions, focused on the three key pillars of football, cricket and athletics.
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SportsMax is the Caribbean most widely distributed and most watched sports channel, available in over 1.3 million households in over 25 Caribbean Countries. SportsMax is the premier broadcaster and rights owner of international sporting content such as the 2018 & 2020 Olympic Games, The NBA, La Liga & Copa Del Rey, UEFA Champions League, The Women’s Tennis Association Tour, The Ashes cricket, IAAF Diamond League, Grand Prix Meets, High School Football in Jamaica as well as Trinidad & Tobago and much more.
A subsidiary of the Digicel Group, the Company also provides content to the Caribbean Diaspora through CEEN, the North American general entertainment channel available in the USA (on Cablevision Optimum and Verizon) and in Canada (on Rogers & Bell Media).
About C&W Communications
C&W is a full-service communications and entertainment provider that delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in 18 countries. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers.
C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.
About Liberty Global
Liberty Global is the world’s largest international TV and broadband company, with operations in more than 30 countries across Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean. We invest in the infrastructure that empowers our customers to make the most of the digital revolution. Our scale and commitment to innovation enable us to develop market-leading products delivered through next-generation networks that connect our over 24 million customers who subscribe to over 50 million television, broadband internet and telephony services. We also serve over 10 million mobile subscribers and offer WiFi service across 10 million access points.
Liberty Global’s businesses are comprised of two stocks: the Liberty Global Group (NASDAQ:LBTYA) (NASDAQ:LBTYB) and (NASDAQ:LBTYK) for our European operations, and the LiLAC Group (NASDAQ:LILA) and (NASDAQ:LILAK (OTC Pink:LILAB), which consists of our operations in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The Liberty Global Group operates in 12 European countries under the consumer brands Virgin Media, Unitymedia, Telenet and UPC. The Liberty Global Group also owns 50% of VodafoneZiggo, a Dutch joint venture, which has 4 million customers, 10 million fixed-line subscribers and 5 million mobile subscribers. The LiLAC Group operates in over 20 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil and BTC. In addition, the LiLAC Group operates a sub-sea fiber network throughout the region in over 40 markets.
For more information, please visit www.libertyglobal.com.