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IPL broadcasting rights fetch $5.6bn

The streaming and TV rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL) have been sold for a record-breaking $5.6 billion (€5.3bn). Viacom18, backed by Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, acquired the streaming rights for a reported $2.6 billion, whilst Disney-owned Star India picked up the TV rights for a fee of around $3 billion. Two further rights […]

June 14, 2022

Neeraj Pandey, Voot Select showcase India’s test-series win against Australia

Voot Select is all geared up to take cricket aficionados on a nail-biting journey of the 2020/21 India tour of Australia in its upcoming web series, titled ‘Bandon Mein Tha Dum’. Ahead of its release, the platform launched the riveting trailer of the Neeraj Pandey directorial at its launch event in Mumbai, to give viewers a sneak […]

June 1, 2022

Sky Sports to pay tribute to Shane Warne at England/NZ Test match

Sky Sports will pay tribute to cricket legend Shane Warne throughout England’s first Test against New Zealand at Lord’s next week. The spin-bowling great, who passed away in March 2022, will be remembered throughout the first Test by former players and the Sky Sports cricket team, with whom Warne spent a number of years working […]

May 25, 2022

Mendes fronts Stokes documentary for Prime Video

Prime Video has announced an Original documentary on the life and career of England cricket captain Ben Stokes will launch exclusively on the streaming platform later this year. The announcement was made at the Prime Video Presents Showcase in London, where Stokes spoke to Academy Award-winning director Sam Mendes via a pre-recorded interview to explain […]

May 19, 2022Nik Roseveare @ Prime Video Presents

Forecast: APAC sports rights costs to grow 5.6% in 2022

The market for sports rights and sports media revenues across Asia Pacific recovered in 2021 after the damaging impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020 and is expected to grow at a sustainable rate over 2021-26, according to a report from Media Partners Asia (MPA). The main driver will be consumer and advertiser demand for […]

May 9, 2022

BalleBaazi, Mad About Sports launch Fantasy Cricket Masterclass

BalleBaazi.com, one of the leading Fantasy Gaming platforms from the house of Baazi Games, has expanded its offering in collaboration with Mad About Sports introducing one of its kind BalleBaazi Fantasy Cricket Masterclass by the former Indian Batsman and Tamil Nadu legend Subramaniam Badrinath. The masterclass has 6 short, easy & simple lessons that will […]

April 28, 2022

Women’s Cricket World Cup final free on Sky

Sky Sports will make the ICC Women’s Cricket World Cup final between England and Australia on April 3rd available for the whole of the UK to watch on Sky Showcase, PICK and the Sky Sports YouTube channel. Following England’s victory over South Africa on march 31st, England Women are now one win away from defending […]

April 1, 2022

STARZPLAY records fivefold growth in monthly subs base

STARZPLAY, the MENA SVoD service, has reported a fivefold increase in its number of monthly subscribers, driven by the addition of exciting new sports content. Average revenue per user has also increased by 30 per cent as they subscribe to more sports packages, particularly Premier Sports League (live rugby) and the ICC Men’s T20 World […]

February 24, 2022

cinch sponsors ITV’s Starstruck

cinch, the UK’s online car sales platform, is today announced as sponsor of ITV’s brand-new entertainment show Starstruck, hosted by Olly Murs. The sponsorship deal, which launches on ITV and ITV Hub from February 12th at 8.30pm, includes airtime in the new Saturday night family viewing blockbuster, and cinch idents around breaks on broadcast and […]

February 8, 2022

Record quarter for BBC Sounds

Data from the BBC shows there were a total of 364 million plays of all content across radio, podcasts and music mixes on BBC Sounds last quarter and an average weekly audience of 3.8 million across the app, website and voice activated devices. The Christmas Sounds series proved popular last quarter, contributing to a record […]

February 1, 2022