Star Sports bag telecast rights for International matches in New Zealand
Star Sports is proud to become the home of New Zealand Cricket in India: Star spokesperson
Published - Nov 7, 2017 7:39 pm | Updated - Nov 7, 2017 7:39 pm
Broadcast giants, Star Sports, who recently bagged the global rights for the telecast of the cash-rich Indian Premier League (IPL) with a whopping sum of INR 16,347.50 crores (USD 2.55 billion) for five years, has now bagged the television rights for International matches in New Zealand.
The recent development from the premiere network channel from India proved to be music to the ears for the cricket fans in the country as channels did not support the broadcast from that part of the world due to timing and advertisement issues.
As a matter of fact, Sony Entertainment Networks broadcasted action from the nation for a number of years before pulling out a couple of years back. Therefore, fans missed out on important tours of Pakistan, Australia, Bangladesh to New Zealand in the recent times.
“Star Sports is proud to become the home of New Zealand Cricket in India. In recent years, the New Zealand cricket team has delivered a strong performance on the field, taking it to number 1 in the T20 rankings. With two India tours to New Zealand over the next two years, Indian sports fans are in for very exciting cricket on Star Sports,” commented one of the spokespeople of Star Networks, according to Indo-Asian News Service.
Star Sports to telecast high octane tri-series between Australia, New Zealand and England
Star will now telecast all action, both men and women, from New Zealand for the next three years which would also include India featuring in 3 Tests, 10 ODIs and 3 T20Is, in the Indian subcontinent and middle-east.
“We’re delighted to form this partnership with Star, India’s leading sports broadcaster, and a market leader in the industry. It’s great to be aligned with such go-ahead, progressive broadcasters, well known for their innovative approach, and for putting fans and businesses first,” claimed the Chief Executive of New Zealand Cricket David White.
Star will launch their telecast from the Tasman nation in December during West Indian tour, followed by highly anticipated tri-series between Australia, New Zealand and England in 2018.