IMG and the Premier League have signed a three year deal giving certain airlines the rights to stream matches inflight.
The deal includes live coverage on both Sport 24 and Sport 24 Extra, the company’s sports channels which are carried on the likes of Lufthansa, Alitalia, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Qatar Airways, Turkish Airlines and AeroMéxico, as well as the Carnival Cruise Line.
The agreement kicks off with the 2019/20 season.
Richard Wise, IMG Media’s senior vice president, content and channels, said: “We remain committed to delivering the very best live sporting action from world-class federations for our airline and cruise ship partners and their passengers. The Premier League matches play an important part in contributing to the 6,000 plus hours of live sport we will broadcast across both Sport 24 channels in 2019.”
Premier League director of broadcasting, Paul Molnar, added: “Many Premier League fans across the world want to follow their club when travelling and IMG, through its Sport 24 channels, does a great job of making the competition available through a range of airlines and shipping companies.”