The Premier League has agreed a three-season extension to its contract with IMG that will see the agency continue to work with the top-tier of English club football to operate Premier League Productions.
IMG’s new contract runs from 2019-20 to 2021-22. It will see 76 matches per season broadcast in 4K/Ultra High Definition, as well as more than 500 match promos and 50 pieces of short-form content produced per week. Next season will also feature the introduction of Video Assist Referees to the Premier League, with the operation based at IMG Studios at Stockley Park in London.
The Premier League is now entering its 16th year in partnership with IMG for the management of PLP.
PLP produces and distributes all of the Premier League’s international programming, including the broadcasting of all 380 Premier League matches.
In addition, PLP produces seven magazine shows each week, as well as the Premier League Content Service, which is run by some of the League’s broadcast partners as a full 24/7 channel.
The service offers international broadcast partners a combination of studio-based output, including pre and post-match content, regular news shows, additional magazine programming, international phone-ins, and matches from the Premier League’s archive. The centrepiece is the flagship Matchday Live programme, providing wrap-around coverage of all matches.