Jane quits S+V for IMG's Premier League Productions
By Jonathan Rest
Dylan Jane has quit Sunset+Vine, the UK-based television sports production and media company, after almost two decades to take up a new role at Premier League Productions, the service that handles production and distribution of international programming for English soccer's top-flight.
Jane will officially begin at PLP on 1 January as head of content service, managing the output and production team, and will report directly to Nick Morgan, PLP managing director.
IMG, the international sports and entertainment company, is in the final season of a three-year deal with the Premier League to operate PLP. IMG has served as the Premier League’s international production partner since 1997.
PLP broadcasts all 380 Premier League matches each season, plus seven magazine shows each week, and produces the 24-hour content service which is offered by some international rights-holding broadcasters as a full channel.
Jane spent 19 years at Sunset+Vine, most recently as head of cricket and executive producer. As executive producer, he was responsible for Sunset+Vine's soccer and cricket programming, which included the firm's contract with BT Sport, the UK pay-television broadcaster and a Premier League domestic rights-holder.
He has also produced cricket and soccer coverage on behalf of UK commercial networks Channel 4 and Channel 5, and public-service broadcaster the BBC.
Under Jane, Sunset+Vine established itself as one of the leading producers of cricket broadcasts. It is responsible for live events production services and non-live programming for the International Cricket Council until 2019 and is host broadcaster of the Caribbean Premier League, the annual Twenty20 cricket competition, until 2020, and delivered coverage of the Pakistan Super League, held mostly in the United Arab Emirates, in 2016 and 2017.