New Zealand Cricket

Telcoms operator Spark has landed another blow in its ongoing battle with Sky New Zealand by replacing the pay-television broadcaster as New Zealand Cricket’s domestic rights-holder.

Indian pay-television broadcaster Star Sports has agreed a three-year rights deal with New Zealand Cricket, the governing body of the sport in the country.

The Sporty Solutionz agency has agreed a three-year deal with New Zealand Cricket to sublicense the media rights of its national team in a host of markets across the Indian subcontinent.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has signed a six-year extension to its rights agreement with New Zealand Cricket, the governing body for the sport in the country.

The New Zealand Cricket governing body has secured the largest broadcast revenue ever paid out to a national sporting organisation from India’s ongoing tour of the country, according to the Fairfax Media news agency.

UK pay-television broadcaster BSkyB today announced the acquisition of long-term rights deals for rugby league’s European Super League, the British and Irish Lions rugby union touring team, the England national cricket team, Scottish football, speedway and WWE wrestling entertainment.

Six second-tier cricket boards are facing difficult market conditions as they attempt to sell their global rights, with existing problems exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.

Pay-television broadcaster Sky New Zealand has paid a significantly increased fee to hold on to New Zealand’s domestic cricket rights, facing one rival bidder and the threat of new market entrants.