Sky secures exclusive rights to broadcast ICC events in New Zealand

The agreement between the ICC and Sky will see the latter telecast a total of sixteen international tournaments.

Sky, a media broadcasting company, has secured the exclusive rights to broadcast all International Cricket Council (ICC) men’s and women’s cricket matches in New Zealand through the end of 2028.

This collaboration brings a total of sixteen international tournaments to Sky’s viewers. These include the pinnacle events of cricket: the Men’s and Women’s Cricket World Cups, the Men’s and Women’s T20 World Cups, the World Test Championship Finals, the U19 Cricket World Cups and the ICC Champions Trophy.

The upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024, jointly hosted by the USA and West Indies, will be the first major tournament broadcast under this new agreement. The media company will provide extensive coverage throughout the event, further enriching the experience for New Zealand cricket fans.

In addition to live match broadcasts, the broadcaster will air the “No Boundaries” review show after every BLACKCAPS match, offering in-depth analysis and expert commentary. The matches will be streamed on Sky Sport Now and Sky Go, offering fans flexibility and convenience to follow the action.

This agreement guarantees cricket enthusiasts a dedicated platform to follow all the ICC cricketing action for the upcoming five years.

ICC Chief Executive, Geoff Allardice said, “We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Sky Sport in New Zealand. With the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 taking place next month, we are delighted to add Sky to our roster of broadcast partners ahead of the biggest ICC World Cup ever. Sky Sport’s extensive reach and commitment to providing comprehensive coverage make them an ideal partner as we continue to grow the sport and engage with audiences in New Zealand.”

Sky Chief Content & Commercial Officer, Jonny Errington, said, “Sky is thrilled to be renewing its relationship with the ICC. We know our customers value being able to watch the best of international cricket from around the world, particularly when they involve New Zealand teams in action – so it is great to be able to add another chapter to our long-standing relationship with the ICC.”

In India, the exclusive television and digital rights to broadcast matches played by the Kiwis for the next seven years were acquired by Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI).

Sky, or Sky Network Television Limited, is a major player in New Zealand entertainment. The broadcast company offers a variety of pay television options, including traditional satellite dishes and modern streaming services.

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