Under the agreement, which runs to 2021, we will continue to provide a range of production and technical services to The FA, including live programming for international rights-holders, live match coverage and fast-turnaround highlights shows of each round of The Emirates FA Cup.
In addition, we will also produce our innovative FA Cup Saturday Super-feed, featuring several live games for international takers, along with a substantial increase in social and promotional content to support this illustrious competition.
Tom Gracey, The FA’s Senior Broadcast Manager, said: “We are delighted to continue our production relationship with Input Media. They continue to demonstrate that they can deal with the demands of our growing international business. At a time of significant change in the broadcast world, their record of delivering live and post-produced coverage has evolved from merely producing linear television feeds for us to now producing hundreds of hours of clipped and digitised content for our international markets.
Our new agreement will ensure that our international broadcast of The Emirates FA Cup continues to be of the highest standard, and we look forward to working with Input Media on further ways to enhance the product for our licensees.”
The new agreement means Input Media will have been The FA’s broadcast production partner for 13 consecutive years. “It’s an honour to continue to work on such a prestigious contract, and we are delighted The FA has once again put their faith in us”, said Neil Oughton, Input Media’s Managing Director. “Since we first began working with The FA, our facilities and workflows have evolved to respond to the growing requirements of a fast-changing and highly-competitive media landscape. We continue to challenge ourselves to support our clients with an editorial vision that helps to build their brands. We are pleased The FA recognise this and have given us the opportunity to help extend the reach of the most vibrant and exciting football cup competition in the world.”