New five-year deal sees Input Media retained as The FA’s broadcast production partner
Under the new agreement, Input Media will continue to provide a range of production and technical services to The FA, including live programming around England internationals at Wmbley for The FA’s international rights-holders, live match coverage, fast turnaround highlights shows, and a magazine programme around each and every round of The FA Cup with Budweiser.
In addition, Input Media will continue to produce its innovative FA Cup ‘super-feed’ featuring several live games for international takers, along with a variety of digital content. Input Media also produce and deliver big screen content for The FA at Wembley.
The FA first contracted Input Media as production partners in 2008. The decision to extend the relationship to 2018 follows a competitive tender process and is announced as The FA Cup with Budweiser gets underway this month.
“We are delighted to continue our production relationship with Input Media,” says Mark Shannon, head of broadcast at The FA. “They have consistently delivered an excellent level of service to The FA and all of our international broadcast partners over the past five years. Our new agreement will ensure that our international broadcast of both The FA Cup and England games continues to be of the highest standard and we look forward to working with Input on further ways to enhance our product in the 152 territories where it is currently exploited.”
“It’s an honour to have retained this prestigious production contract with The FA,” says Neil Oughton, managing director, Input Media. “Our production teams really enjoy working on The FA Cup and around England games at Wembley; these are major sporting events and an integral part of our football portfolio.”