Terms & conditions imposed by the Premier League on all EU member states
Cytavision wins audio-visual rights to the FA Premier League
for the seasons 2016/17, 2017/18 & 2018/19
Cyta has been awarded the audio-visual rights of the FA Premier League for Cyprus, for the three football seasons 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
The package acquired, includes changes compared to the one available for the previous seasons 2013/14-2015/16. The new rights package reduces the number of matches that may be broadcast, while the commentary may only be provided in the official language of the country in which the matches are being transmitted.
Due to these particular aspects of the agreement, we wish to provide an explanation to our subscribers about this new state of affairs, in collaboration with the Premier League and in the context of the terms on which the new agreement has been concluded.
It is clarified that the terms and conditions in the agreement between Cytavision and the Premier League are the same for licensees in all EU member states, except in the UK and Ireland (where fewer matches can be broadcast than in Cyprus and the rest of the EU).
The rights include the live transmission of 205 Premier League matches per season and delayed transmission of the remaining 175 matches.
Of the 205 matches, 173 are already preselected for transmission.
They are the matches played on Friday, Saturday (at 2:45pm and 7:30pm), Sunday and Monday.
Regarding the remaining 32 matches of the package, which include those played on Saturday at 5:00pm, the licensee may choose which ones to transmit during the course of the season.
Cytavision has been exclusively awarded the package of live audio-visual rights to the Premier League for Cyprus, for the 2016/17 until 2018/19 seasons, as described above. In this regard, any other transmission of Premier League matches in Cyprus by platforms or channels other than Cytavision Sports, is not being carried out under any agreement with the Premier League.
Cyta was awarded the Premier League rights after accepting the new terms & conditions, so as to offer Cytavision subscribers the greatest possible choice of matches from the world’s greatest football league.