Football fever Thursday: Premier League fixtures released and World Cup kicks off
Atos, a global leader in digital transformation, warmly welcomes today’s big reveal of the Premier League fixture list that it helps create.
Atos UK & Ireland is responsible for working with the Premier League to arrange when teams will meet, a role it has performed every year since the League was created in 1992. With its huge global audience, millions across the globe will scrutinise the fixtures, excited to know when their team’s key games will occur ahead of the new season starting 11 August.
The key role the company plays in delivering the fixtures is a source of pride as Adrian Gregory, CEO, Atos UK & Ireland explains: “As a fan myself I know the real sense of anticipation this day brings and we at Atos are deeply proud of our involvement of working with the Premier League to produce the Premier League fixture list.
“Of course, this year coincides with the first day of the FIFA 2018 World Cup and so we wish England, as the only home nation taking part, the very best of luck. For this one day however, the spotlight will be shared with fans from Southampton to Newcastle and far beyond who are keen to get the first glimpse of how next season will unfold for their team” adds Adrian.
Glenn Thompson, Technical Architect at Atos, directly supports the Premier League in generating the fixtures using a special programme: “I was first involved in arranging the fixtures in 1992 and since then advances in technology have enabled more complex elements to be considered such as authorities’ and clubs’ specific requirements as well as policing and travel implications. This results in a huge amount of data to help create the final schedule.”
The 2018–19 Premier League will be the 27th season of the Premier League. The fixture list announced today can be found at http://www.premierleague.com.
Notes to editors
- Atos is also responsible for generating the English Football League (EFL) fixture list. The company uses an advanced programming technology combined with human expertise to ensure that a date is set for each of the upcoming 2,036 Premier League and EFL football matches over the 10 months of the season.
- Glenn has collated almost 60,000 matches since first taking on the role in 1992 and was named in the top 50 most powerful people in football by the Daily Telegraph. Earlier this year, Glenn was recognised by respected UK football magazine ‘Four Four Two’ as one of the top 100 most influential people in world football.
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