The Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket tournament has revealed details of its broadcast agreements in key markets around the world as the 2019 season gets underway today (Wednesday).
Pay-television broadcasters Fox Sports and Sky Sports will provide coverage in Australia and the UK & Ireland, respectively, while sports streaming service DAZN and cricket-focused broadcaster Willow will cover the competition in the US and Canada. Sky will also provide coverage in New Zealand.
Asian broadcaster Star TV will hold rights in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives, with pay-television broadcaster SuperSport to deliver coverage in sub-Saharan Africa.
In the Caribbean, Grenada Broadcasting Network will cover the CPL in its home country, while the league has also struck deals with E-Networks in Guyana; CNC3 in Trinidad & Tobago; National Lotteries – V3 in St. Vincent & the Grenadines; and Digicel in Anguilla, Bermuda, Dominica, Montserrat, Nevis and Turks.
SportsMax has also picked up rights in Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Curaçao, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Martinique, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten, St. Martin, Suriname, Turks & Caicos and US Virgin Islands. CDN SportsMax Espanol will cover the competition in the Dominican Republic.
Social media platforms Facebook and Twitter will stream coverage in a host of territories across South America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the MENA region.
The CPL is anticipating an increase in viewership for the seventh successive year. Each game will be shown live and a highlights package will be available for all broadcast partners, while the CPL will also produce a weekly round-up magazine show.
Sunset+Vine will provide production for the event with more than 24 cameras capturing on-field action. Sunset+Vine initially partnered with the CPL for the 2017 edition and its current agreement runs until the end of the 2020 competition.
The 2019 CPL gets underway in Trinidad and will run until October 12.