By Peter Stevenson
LOCAL subscriber channel Lumiere TV (LTV) will be showing a total of 380 English Premier League games per season until 2016, the channel and the Premier League announced on Friday.
“The Premier League is pleased to announce that LTV has been awarded exclusive audio visual broadcast rights for all 380 Barclays Premier League matches per season for seasons 2013/14 – 2015/16 in Cyprus,” a Premier League statement said.
Premier League Chief Executive, Richard Scudamore, said: “We are extremely pleased LTV has again chosen to invest in our broadcast rights in Cyprus.
“They are a long term partner of the Premier League and we know they will continue to broadcast the competition to our fans in Cyprus in an exciting and innovative manner.”
LTV Chief, George Xinaris, said the Barclays Premier League offers the most fascinating championship to all football fans around the world.
“LTV being loyal to all Cypriot viewers, especially to those who enjoy football, considered that it was very important to renew the exclusive broadcast TV rights of the Premier League,” he said.
By doing so, LTV’s subscribers will continue to enjoy live and exclusive channels for the next three years (2013 – 2016) of the Barclays Premier League, considered by many as being one of the most fascinating leagues in the world.
Matches will be shown on the LTV sports channels as the channel used last year which was dedicated exclusively to the Premier League has stopped transmitting.
The Barclays Premier League is the biggest continuous annual global sporting event in the world. Last season more than 13 million fans attended matches with average stadium occupancy in excess of 95 per cent. Across nine months of the year 380 matches are viewed in 212 territories worldwide. Coverage of the matches is available in approximately 720 million households with an estimated cumulative global audience of 4.4 billion.