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Premier League headed for the skies following IMG Media deal

Premier League headed for the skies following IMG Media deal Lufthansa is among the airlines offering the service

IMG Media has agreed a new three-year deal with the Barclays Premier League for aeroplanes and ships rights.

The deal includes extensive coverage on Sport 24, the 24-hour live sports channel exclusively produced for the airline and cruise industry.

The new agreement covers the 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 seasons and will see the Barclays Premier League matches shown live and in highlights on specially-equipped Lufthansa and Gulf Air planes as well as Norwegian Cruise Liners (NCL).

IMG Media is in ongoing discussions with a number of other airlines and cruise liner companies to expand the coverage.

Richard Wise, senior vice president, IMG Media, said: “The Barclays Premier League is the most popular and exciting league in world club football.

It is in great demand by passengers world-wide and is also a tremendous asset for Sport 24.

“We are delighted to have extended our agreement for another three years.

“Our goal is to continue to distribute the very best live sports action to both these markets.

“With the launch of Sport 24 earlier this year we have featured some of the best sporting action within one channel.”

IMG Media is a division of IMG Worldwide, a global sports, fashion and media company.