Pat Garel / Natalie Campbell
Premier League Clubs Association / SportsMax
October 25, 2019
KINGSTON, Oct. 25, 2019 – RSPL Monday Night Football returns on October 28th following an agreement signed between the Premier League Clubs Association (PLCA) and Caribbean sports cable giant, SportsMax. The agreement will kickoff with a mouth watering battle between Waterhouse and Cavaliers at 8:00pm on Monday, October 28th and will include a minimum of 30 matches.
Following a four-week absence from national and regional TV, the PLCA and SportsMax agreed for SportsMax to bring its international production flair back to the RSPL and to produce and broadcast 30 matches that will include for the first time Wednesday night football to go along with the Monday night football and the playoffs.
The agreement signed between SportsMax and the PLCA is for the broadcast to continue through to the end of the 2019/20 season and goes live to Jamaica and 26 other Caribbean countries as well as on the SportsMax App in Jamaica and via CEEN-TV on pay television in the USA & Canada.
The RSPL’s production has, over the last four seasons, been unparalleled with SportsMax employing its state-of-the-art production facility. SportsMax has become the leading and most sought after production house incorporating its own creative style to sports and entertainment events, producing schoolboy football in Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, the Digicel Grand Prix as well as the Buju Banton, Machel Montano and Kes concerts. SportsMax President & C.E.O. Olly McIntosh believes the reinstatement of the broadcast of Monday Night Football is critical to the development of football in the country and for the sport to get further investment.
“We are pleased to bring the best of Jamaica’s club football to the RSPL fans on SportsMax and the SportsMax App. As a significant supporter of football through our production and broadcast of the RSPL and ISSA football, we are delighted to enter into this renewed partnership” said Olly McIntosh.
The RSPL has experienced significant increase in its popularity since the matches began broadcast outside of Jamaica into the rest of the Caribbean and North America.
Pat Garel, PLCA General manager, stated that “the return to TV of the RSPL is a significant step in the continued growth of the league and we are happy to be partnering with SportsMax. Fans have clamored for their football on a Monday night and now we are able to deliver that plus much more this season.”
SportsMax will provide a significant amount of RSPL coverage including unique features, weekly segments on the SportsMax Zone plus much more.
Founded in 2002, SportsMax is the Caribbean’s most widely distributed and most watched sports channel, available in over 1.3 million households in over 25 Caribbean Countries. SportsMax includes its own channels SportsMax, SportsMax2 as well programming in the Dominican Republic. The company also targets the Caribbean Diaspora through CEEN, its North American sister channel available in the USA (Optimum & Verizon) and Canada (Rogers & Bell Media). Along with the NBA, SportsMax is the regional rights holder of premium content such as such as the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, Spanish La Liga & Copa America, the UEFA Champions League, WTA Tennis, and much more.