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Sportsmax scores renewal of Carriage Deals/To broadcast Digicel Grand Prix Live

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Sportsmax scores renewal of Carriage Deals

MCTV, Digicel Play Amongst Cable Operators Set To Continue Broadcast of SportsMax and SportsMax2

Bridgetown, Barbados – Wednesday 3rd February, 2016. SportsMax has signed up a raft of renewal carriage agreements with cable operators across the Caribbean for its SportsMax and SportsMax2 channels, meaning that across the Caribbean sports fans will continue to have access to the best sports content from the Home of Champions, it was announced today.

MCTV and Digicel Play are the first two operators to come on board prior to the upcoming deadline, which extends to cable operators in the rest of the Caribbean. A number of other operators are set to sign up over the coming weeks.

An attractive feature of the new carriage agreements is that SportsMax will be offering its channels in HD, meaning that sports fans can revel in watching the crisp, crystal clear action of the most amazing sporting content like La Liga, the Indian Premier League, UEFA Champions League, the Barclays Premier League and the NBA.

MCTV, the largest operator in Barbados, has carried SportsMax since 2006. Digicel Play meanwhile is the new kid on the block and in addition to Barbados, now offers SportsMax in Anguilla, Dominica, Jamaica, Montserrat, Nevis, Turks and Caicos and Trinidad and Tobago.

Chief MCTV Officer Andrew Greene stated that “Our primary objective is to ensure MCTV’s cable subscribers receive the best value possible. The renewal with SportsMax and upcoming offer of the SportsMax channels in HD ensures that from a sports perspective, MCTV is accomplishing this objective.”

These renewals are quite timely for sports fans of these cable operators as the sports schedule on SportsMax heats up heading towards the summer. The SportsMax schedule will include the Indian Premier League in April; the UEFA Champions League final rounds from February to April culminating with the Final in May; the end of season battle for supremacy in La Liga, the NBA and the Barclays Premier League; as well as this summer’s Copa America football and Diamond League track & field.

Digicel Play Group CEO, John Suranyi, commented; “Our aim is to bring our valued customers the best and most engaging content from across the globe. SportsMax represents the very best that Barbados and the Caribbean has to offer and is sure to delight our ever-growing audience.”

The SportsMax channels remain the only indigenous regional sports channel and the most widely distributed Caribbean based channel. As has been its practice since it started with affiliates throughout the Caribbean, the carriage agreements with all operators are based on similar terms.

Commenting on the new deals, SportsMax CEO, Olly McIntosh, said; “Our new carriage agreements are in line with our regional strategy to offer long term carriage agreements, based on market rates while providing enhanced services. SportsMax continues to be the Home of Champions and we are working hard to make the sports we love available to all. We are delighted to have had these major players in the SportsMax family and overjoyed that they will remain so.”


Sportsmax to broadcast Digicel Grand Prix Live

Live broadcast to North America via CEEN TV

Thursday, 4th February 2016 –: The best of Jamaica’s high school athletics will be on display as the Caribbean’s premier sports broadcaster, SportsMax is set to broadcast the second staging of the Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship live to its 25 Caribbean territories and to North America via its sister channel CEEN TV.

The track and field showdown will see high schools across Jamaica compete in seven events across six development meets from February 6 to 20. SportsMax and CEEN’s live coverage of the Digicel Grand Prix meets will feature live action from the Western Championships on February 6, the Corporate Area Meet on February 11, the Camperdown Classic on February 13, the Central Championship on February 16 and the GC Foster Classics on February 20. SportsMax will also produce and air a weekly highlights show on Thursdays at 8pm (9pm ECT).

To complete SportsMax’s Digicel Grand Prix coverage the company’s website and SportsMax-app will also feature a dedicated Digicel Grand Prix portal complete with news, updates and live scores for the duration of the Championship.

SportsMax Assistant Vice President of Marketing, Tanya Lee says the live production and broadcast of the Digicel Grand Prix continues SportsMax’s mandate of showcasing the Caribbean’s best sport talents to the world.

“We have set ourselves apart as the Home of Champions with our world class coverage of international leagues such as the IAAF Diamond League, La Liga, UEFA Champions League and so much more. Now we’ve started to expand our reach with our production of Caribbean sports, highlighting our own sport talents on an international scale. We continue to bring the best from the region to Caribbean sport fans both here and in North America via CEEN TV with our coverage of the Red Stripe Premier League, schoolboy football from Jamaica & Trinidad, and now the Digicel Grand Prix Athletic Championships, with even more local productions in the works.”

For Digicel Grand Prix Athletics Championship updates visit the website and download the free SportsMax-app in the Google Play and Apple store.


Western Championships – February 6 at 2pm (3pm ECT)

Anthrix Corporate Area Meet – February 11 at 2pm (3pm ECT)

Camperdown Classic – February 13 at 2pm (3pm ECT)

Central Championship – February 16 at 2pm (3pm ECT)

GC Foster Classics – February 20 at 2pm (3pm ECT)

Weekly highlights Show – Thursdays at 8pm (9pm ECT)


About SportsMax

SportsMax is the Caribbean sports channel of choice, committed to providing sporting content of the highest quality to the Caribbean, delivered by a team of highly innovative, passionate and qualified professionals.

SportsMax is transmitted regionally to 23 countries through cable operators in the Caribbean. SportsMax, since 2002, has broadcast exclusively the most watched sports, including are regional rights holders of premium content such as the Spanish La Liga, the UEFA Champions League, the Barclays Premier League, Jamaica Schoolboy Football, the Red Stripe Premier League, the Barclays Premier League, the NBA, the Women’s Tennis Association premier events, IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge meets, West Indies away Tours, the Ashes, the Indian Premier League, Australia and England cricket, and more.

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