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Sony Six lands rights to India’s tour of New Zealand

Indian sports and entertainment pay-television channel Sony Six has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to India’s cricket tour of New Zealand, which commences on January 19.

The deal, agreed with the New Zealand Cricket governing body, will allow Sony Six to broadcast the tour’s five one-day internationals and two Test matches. The New Zealand v India series runs through to February 18.

The agreement marks Sony Six’s second major rights deal this week. The channel has also secured the exclusive broadcast rights for the Australian Open tennis tournament in India under a five-year deal spanning 2015 to 2019.