ANNOUNCEMENT OF TVS EPL DIGITAL BROADCAST BROADCAST PARTNER
PRESS RELEASE as on May 31, 2018
TVS Everest Premier League (EPL) 2017 - gathered massive response from cricket fans in Nepal and also abroad. As is evident, TVS EPL 2017 has had the biggest turnout for any domestic tournament in Nepal and with proper planning; we believe we can at least double the figures in the 2018 event, set for November. The EPL management is currently focused in raising the tournament's standard through global and local partnerships and we are gathered here today to announce EPL's first partner this year as the Digital Broadcast Partner!
Everest Premiere League is proud to announce NEPALFLIX as their official broadcast partner for the 2018 event. As per the agreement, TVS EPL has granted worldwide exclusive digital distribution rights to Nepalflix for distributing both LIVE and HIGHLIGHTS of the league.
Promoting Nepali Cricket globally has been one of the main agendas of TVS EPL and we believe, through the partnership with Nepalflix; which maintains several digital VOD and LIVE Streaming platforms in South Asia and around the world, distributing sports and entertainment content to domestic and diaspora communities; we will be able to tap in to a large network of cricket fans worldwide. The partnership, we believe, will bring international expertise and attention, in terms of promoting EPL digitally. This is a major milestone in the history of Nepali Cricket, as for the first time; a company of this stature is endorising a Nepali League.
We would like to extend our deepest gratitude to all EPL stakeholders, sponsors, fans, players and media for their continuous support.
Nepalflix is a new video-streaming platform serving Nepali movies, music, sports and TV content to audiences in Nepal and abroad. When Nepalflix launch their Android application later this quarter, their library of entertainment content will be available on all screen sizes as well as YouTube. Nepalflix is an initiative of Chaudhary Group and Bongo, who are the market leader in digital entertainment in Bangladesh.
"TVS EPL 2017 was everything we hoped for, and we believe, together, we can make TVSEPL 2018 even bigger! The key factor for the success of any league is its stakeholders, and we believe, in Nepalflix we have found the right digital broadcast partner. With the expertise of Nepalflix, we can promote TVS EPL globally and in turn, promote Nepali cricket as well. With the experience and proficiency of the Nepalflix team, we can expect a glitch free, easily accessible, and properly marketed and dispersed digital content at your fingertips."
Aamir Akhtar, Founder, EPL
“Cricket captures audiences like nothing else. From our experience worldwide we know that during live matches our users are glued to their screen, whether mobile, desktop of TV. With the EPL LIVE on Nepalflix we expect to see the same response. We are very exited to have the EPL on Nepalflix. Through our partnerships with telecom operators and ISPs, our goal is to make the live stream available to as many people in Nepal as possible. And for those who have missed the game, all highlights will be available on our app!”
Ahad Mohammad Bhai (Director, Nepalflix)
“As a cricket lover, I am delighted to see the development of the game in Nepal. A professionally organized tournament like the EPL is an opportunity to showcase Nepali cricket around the world. Nepalflix will target international audiences as well as Nepali living abroad, thanks to our strong distribution network with telecom operators in Malaysia
and the Middle East.
Karel Kuipéri (Chief Operating Officer, Bongo)
More information about TVS EPL 2018 will be released in the press conferences to follow. We thank you for your presence and look forward to working together in making this year's event a grand success!