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Cable and Wireless Communications

Cable and Wireless Communications

October 21, 2015 15:00 ET

CONCACAF 2018 World Cup Qualifiers Exclusively on Flow TV

MIAMI, FL--(Marketwired - Oct 21, 2015) - Flow TV scores again as the network has signed an exclusive deal to bring live coverage of the CONCACAF 2018 Russia World Cup qualifying matches to viewers across the Caribbean.

Round 4 kicks off on November 13, running through September, 2016 and includes more than 40 crucial matches featuring some of the region's most high profile teams, including Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Vincent, US, Mexico, Costa Rica, Haiti, and Panama.

"We are thrilled to air these very crucial World Cup qualifying matches," said John Reid, President of C&W's Consumer Group, which operates both the Flow and LIME brands. "This partnership demonstrates our continued commitment to bring exciting content to the region and follows our recent announcement that Flow and BTC will be the home of Premier League football across the Caribbean from August 2016 through to 2019."

The CONCACAF matches are expected to generate a lot of football excitement, as winners of the qualifiers move on to the 2018 World Cup Finals in Russia. As part of the partnership, Flow will also broadcast Round 5 beginning in November 2016, until three teams prevail and move on to the World Cup Finals. The fourth place team from CONCACAF plays the CONEMBOL fourth place team for the final spot in the 2018 World Cup. This too will be aired on Flow TV.

Round 4 November 2015 Match Schedule:

Group B

Nov 13 - Jamaica (home) vs Panama
Nov 17 - Haiti (home) vs Jamaica

Group C

Nov 13 - Guatemala (home) vs Trinidad & Tobago
Nov 17 - Trinidad & Tobago (home) vs USA
Nov 17 - St. Vincent (home) vs Guatemala, (Game not available in St. Vincent)
Flow TV will carry all CONCACAF matches exclusively, except the USA and Mexico home games, which are not included in the Broadcast Agreement.

About C&W Communications

Cable & Wireless Communications Plc (CWC) is a full service communications and entertainment provider, operating in the Caribbean and Latin America. With annual sales of over US$2.4 billion, it operates both mobile and fixed networks, supported by submarine and terrestrial optical fibre backhaul capacity. Through the acquisition of Columbus International Inc on 31 March 2015, C&W now delivers superior high-speed mobile data, broadband and TV/video services. It has leading market positions in Mobile, Fixed Line, Broadband and TV consumer offers.

Through its business division, C&W provides data centre hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customised IT service solutions, utilising cloud technology to serve business and government customers. 

The company also operates a state-of-the-art subsea fibre optic cable network that spans more than 48,000 km -- the most extensive in the region -- as well as 38,000 km of terrestrial fibre providing wholesale and carrier backhaul capacity and a growing suite of wholesale managed services. 

C&W has more than 7,500 employees serving over 6 million customers (Mobile 3.8m; Fixed Line 1.1m; Video 460k and Broadband 665k) as well as over 125k corporate clients and 225 wholesale customers across 42 countries. The Company's leading brands include: LIME and Flow in the Caribbean; BTC in The Bahamas; Mas Movil in Panama; C&W Business and C&W Networks. C&W is the market leader in most products offered and territories served. It is a major contributor to local communities through its corporate social responsibility programmes. 

Cable & Wireless Communications' shares are quoted on the London Stock Exchange under the ticker CWC. The company is headquartered in London with its operational hub located in Miami, within close proximity to the Caribbean and Latin America. For more information visit: www.cwc.com.