Premier League extends IMG production partnership

Football’s English Premier League has extended its production partnership with the IMG agency for a further three seasons.

Under the agreement, the two parties will continue to jointly run Premier League Productions, which is responsible for producing and distributing the league’s portfolio of international programming. The new deal will cover the 2016-17 to 2018-19 seasons.

PLP oversees the production of all 380 Premier League games each season, as well as seven magazine shows per week and the Premier League Content Service, which features various pre- and post-match content, news shows, magazine programmes, phone-ins and archive footage.

As part of the new deal, the service will incorporate the Goal Rush highlights programme and a new show focused on the Premier League’s official fantasy football game. The PLCS highlight clips channel, which provides pre-match and in-game clips of all major incidents, will also be extended under the expanded deal.