Surrey County Cricket Club to broadcast matches on Facebook for free

Facebook has tied up a streaming deal with Surrey County Cricket Club to broadcast the club’s home games on Facebook Watch for free. The arrangement will see Surrey’s matches in the NatWest T20 Blast and the one-off Bob Wills Trophy shown on the club’s Facebook page with the first broadcast being the London Cup between […]

IPL could lose over US$500 million in lost broadcast revenue

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is reportedly staring down the barrel of a INR3,869.5 (US$521.6 million) loss of broadcast revenues should the Twenty20 cricket tournament not take place amid the coronavirus pandemic. India has not yet been seriously hit by the virus, with only 152 cases at the time of writing. But as one of […]

YuppTV wins BCCI home season digital rights 

South Asian OTT content platform YuppTV has acquired the digital streaming rights for the  BCCI Home Season 2019-20.  The deal will non-exclusively cover Continental Europe, Central and South America, Central Asia and SAARC countries with the exception of India.  YuppTV is a leading internet pay TV platform for Indians living abroad and is the largest […]

Hotstar sets global concurrent users streaming record

Indian streaming video service Hotstar has set a new world record for online streaming with 8.26 million concurrent viewers, according to the company’s CDN provider Akamai. On May 22 Hotstar streamed the first qualifier match of this season’s Vivo Indian Premier league cricket between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings, with 8.26 million peak concurrent […]

BeIN Media Group secures exclusive ECB deal, plans cricket channel

BeIN Media Group has secured exclusive rights to broadcast England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) content in the MENA region and will launch a dedicated cricket channel next year. The Qatar-based pay TV operator, which has been under pressure of late because of the regional boycott of Qatar by a number of neighbouring states, has […]

Star India outbids Facebook for Indian cricket rights

21st Century Fox-owned Star India has successfully bid €2.15 billion for global Indian cricket rights, fending off competition from 14 other bidders including Facebook and Disney’s BAMTech. Star India has secured global media and digital broadcast rights for Indian Premier League cricket for the five-year period from 2018 to 2022, after submitting a winning bid […]

Cricket returns to BBC after two decades

Live cricket is to return to the BBC for the first time in 21 years as a result of a five-year deal between the UK public broadcaster and the England and Wales Cricket Board. The deal, which runs from 2020 to 2024, will see the BBC become the exclusive, free-to-air home for cricket. The agreement […]

ESPN secures cricket rights

Sports channel ESPN has struck a four-year agreement with the International Cricket Council to broadcast digital on-demand highlights of all ICC events to be staged between the 2016-2019 period in the UK and Ireland. The agreement will allow ESPN to show in-progress, pre-match and post-match highlights across all ESPN branded websites and mobile apps. The […]

BT Sport wins Ashes cricket rights

BT Sport will air the 2017/18 Australia vs England Ashes tournament as part of a new five-year agreement with Cricket Australia. The deal will see BT take the broadcast rights the 2017/18 Ashes away from Sky, and also gives BT the rights to show all Australian home cricket internationals live in the UK, from 2016 […]

YouTube agrees England cricket streaming deal

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has signed a deal with YouTube to stream the Investec Ashes Series live in 53 countries across Europe and Latin America.  The deal marks the ECB’s first move into online live streaming of cricket, with the games to air through ECB’s official YouTube channel – already home to […]