May 26, 2022

Schoolboy football rights to SportsMax

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Sunday, September 13 2015 – Kingston, Jamaica: SportsMax can now add schoolboy football to its impressive lineup, as it has been awarded the exclusive three year broadcast rights the ISSA/FLOW Schoolboy Manning and Dacosta Cup competitions (for 2015, 2016 and 2017). The rights were put to tender by the recently formed. Greenfield Media Productions Limited, a joint venture between the Inter-Secondary School Sports Association (ISSA) and GraceKennedy Limited. SportsMax, a Digicel Group company, will now have the exclusive international broadcast rights and licence for live and delayed television broadcast of the Manning and DaCosta Cups via television and streaming.

SportsMax’s broadcast rights extend to all territories worldwide, with Caribbean wide television coverage to 25 countries on SportsMax, into the USA & Canada on its sister channel, CEEN and on free to air television via Television Jamaica in Jamaica. TVJ will be using all of its channels, including TVJSN and 1spotmedia, to ensure full coverage of this year’s schoolboy football competitions.

Oliver McIntosh, SportsMax President & CEO, explains: “SportsMax has been instrumental in ensuring that local and international coverage of Jamaica’s football continues to receive unprecedented international exposure. We, and our parent company Digicel, have worked with ISSA before and this is another big step for us as we work more closely with Greenfield Media to showcase the depth of talent in the Caribbean.”

Claire Grant, General Manager at TVJ and TVJSN, stated “We are pleased to be able give Jamaicans everywhere, on any device, the supreme joy of watching potential Reggae Boys from our high schools play in the glorious game of football.”

SportsMax and TVJ’s coverage of the schoolboy football season kicked off on Saturday with the double-header at the Catherine Hall Sports Complex in Montego Bay featuring Manning Cup champions Jamaica College and DaCosta Cup holders Clarendon College.

The two channels will be bringing live action from all high school competitions every week through to the crowning of the Champion high school footballers. The Manning Cup final is set for November 28 at the National Stadium and the DaCosta Cup final scheduled for December 5 at the Catherine Hall Complex.

Digicel SportsMax also holds broadcast rights to the Barclays Premier League, the Spanish La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, the NBA, The Women’s Tennis Association tour, The IAAF Diamond League, The IPL, The Ashes, Australia and England cricket and more.

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