Sunset-Vine to continue producing live TV coverage for BT, as well as live streaming for YouTube

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BT Sport has renewed its agreement to cover the Henley Royal Regatta for a further two years.

Sunset+Vine will continue as production partner to Henley Royal Regatta and BT Sport under the deal, which spans 2019 and 2020.

It kicks off tomorrow with live and exclusive television coverage of the Regatta until Sunday, complementing the ongoing live streaming of the event around the world on YouTube.

The new agreement, which extends the partnership to a total of five years, began in 2015. It will see BT Sport showing around eight hours of live coverage per day over the last three days of the event.

Mark Durden-Smith who has presented Regatta coverage on BT Sport since 2016, is joined by Craig Doyle this year.

Since embarking on the strategy in 2015 of broadcasting the Regatta live, every race of the event has also been shown on YouTube, with over 50 million minutes of coverage watched online.

Steve Redgrave, chairman of the Regatta’s Committee of Management said: “The first five years of our broadcast project has been a game changer for the Regatta and for rowing. We have already broadcast more than twelve hundred races with every single one live on YouTube and available on-demand post-event.”

Andrew Preece, executive director of Sunset+Vine, added: “Henley Royal Regatta has been a passion project for Sunset+Vine ever since we first set foot on the snow-clad banks of the River Thames five years ago to begin developing the camera plan! Since then the production has grown in scale and complexity to become an annual international broadcast must, as well as being a major event for the global rowing community on YouTube.