In the latest interactive monthly data report, TV Sports Markets analyses the media-rights landscape in Cricket, looking at national cricket boards, the International Cricket Council and a special insight into the biggest deals in Asia.
The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) enjoyed the best of both worlds in agreeing its new domestic deals last week – it has grown media-rights revenue by almost 180 per cent and secured significant free-to-air coverage on UK public-service broadcaster the BBC.
Sony Pictures Networks India last month picked up rights to the Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament after pay-television broadcaster Neo Sports refused an option to extend its deal.
Cricket Australia improved its exposure and income from North America in a series of deals with NBCSN, Willow and the Asian Television Network.
TV Sports Markets' Richard Welbirg looks at Cricket Australia's media rights in sub-Saharan Africa
UK commercial channel Dave continued its move into live sport with a deal for rights to this year’s Caribbean Premier League Twenty20 cricket series.
The erosion of SuperSport’s portfolio in sub-Saharan Africa continued last week following Cricket Australia’s decision to divide its rights between the region’s two biggest rivals.
John Manning, research analyst for SportBusiness Intelligence, reviews television audiences in selected key cricket markets for the recent ICC World Twenty20 tournament
Media rights clips from February 4 to 17
The Asian Cricket Council earned a big increase in the value of its media rights in a lucrative eight-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India.
Media rights clips from January 21 to February 3
Media rights clips from December 17 to January 20
The chequered history of cricket’s Bangladesh Premier League contributed to a reduced rights fee on the Indian subcontinent for the competition, which is returning after a one-year hiatus.
Sky paid a significant fee to secure rights to England’s tour of Bangladesh in 2016. The deal ensures Sky has rights to all England international cricket for the next two years.