SUNSET+VINE TO PROVIDE BROADCAST PRODUCTION SERVICES FOR INAUGURAL T20 SERIES BETWEEN INDIA AND WEST INDIES IN USA
TWO MATCH SERIES WILL BE FIRST TIME COUNTRIES MEET IN T20 FORMAT ON US SOIL
“WE WILL BRING WORLD CLASS PRODUCTION TO THE GAME BY ADOPTING BEST IN CLASS T20 PRODUCTION VALUES” (HUW BEVAN, EXECUTIVE PRODUCER, SUNSET+VINE)
UK-based TV sports production and media company Sunset+Vine, part of the Tinopolis Group,will provide broadcast production services for the upcoming Twenty20 international matches between India and the West Indies, in Florida.
The two match mini series, which was confirmed earlier this month, will take place on the 27th and 28th August at the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium in Lauderhill, Florida, USA. It is the first time that India will play the West Indies in the T20 format in the USA.
The series has been created as part of The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) efforts to take Indian cricket to new markets and audiences worldwide. It will allow cricket fans to see the world’s current No.2 ranking side India, play current world champions, the West Indies for the first time in this format in the USA. Star Sports is the official broadcast partner for the series.
Huw Bevan, Executive Producer, Sunset+Vine, said:
“We are delighted to be working with the BCCI on this exciting project that will showcase the very best in T20 cricket to a US and global audience. We will bring world class production to the game by adopting best in class T20 production values to compliment the world class action on the field.
“Our set up will comprise of more than 30 cameras including six Super Motions, two Ultra Motion systems, Spidercam, Umpire Camera plus Hawkeye. In addition, there will be an array of graphic enhancements, statistics and value adds to showcase T20 in the best possible light.”
Sunset+Vine is one of the leading and most formidable names in sports production worldwide having won over 40major broadcast awards, including five BAFTAs for its cricket coverage. It also introduced such innovations to coverage of cricket as Red Zone, Snickometer, the Analyst, Hawk-Eye and the ultra slomo camera.
This announcement follows a series of recent high profile production wins in cricket that include the ICC’s Live Events Production Services 2016-2019; the ICC’s Non Live Programming 2016-2019 and broadcast production for the inaugural Pakistan Super League 2016.
Sunset+Vine has a very strong cricket heritage. Between 1999 and 2005 it was instrumental in revolutionising how cricket coverage was seen on television, producing nearly 50 live Test matches, 65 one-day internationals and 348 highlights programmes for Channel 4 in the UK. The company was recently the Host Broadcaster for the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier 2015 and currently produces daily highlights shows of both England’s domestic Test series and One-Day Internationals for Channel Five.