Jan 272015
 

Cricket World Cup 2015 – Australia and New Zealand – 14 February and 29 March 2015

Sky Sports will show the Cricket World Cup, all matches live.

Sky Sports 2 will be rebranded as Sky Sports World Cup, and become a dedicated Cricket channel for the duration of the World Cup.

ITV will show highlights of the Cricket World Cup, which begins next month, according to a consultation document from the regulator Ofcom.

The document has disclosed that ITV has won the rights to the terrestrial highlights.

ITV1 will show highlights of all of England’s games, including the match against Scotland Highlights of the other matches, including the semi-final and final, will be on ITV4.

The ITV highlights will be shown at 10pm each night and last between 60 and 90 minutes.

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Jan 142015
 

Sky Sports 2 to become Sky Sports World Cup, a dedicated cricket channel for 2015 Cricket World Cup tournament

Sky Sports will dedicate an entire channel to the ICC Cricket World Cup, from the first to the last day of the biggest one-day event in the international cricket calendar.

For six weeks, Sky Sports 2 will become ‘Sky Sports World Cup’, giving viewers over 1,000 hours of round-the-clock cricket coverage, including all 49 matches live, as well as build-up, analysis and highlights. Two dedicated reporters will be in Australia and New Zealand, and the Verdict show will be back live for every England match to debate the performance.

Two hours of live build-up will set the scene for the opening fixture on Friday 13 February as the current ICC Twenty20 World Cup holders, Sri Lanka, take on New Zealand, before England return to the MCG against Australia. The channel will launch at 6am with a series of classic World Cup matches from years gone by, before Adam Gilchrist shares his trade secrets to success in a masterclass special as part of a comprehensive schedule of support programming

Live commentary in Australia and New Zealand will be provided by Sir Ian Botham, Mike Atherton, David ‘Bumble’ Lloyd, Nasser Hussain and Nick Knight. The Sky Sports cricket studio back in the UK will be hosted by David Gower, Ian Ward, Charles Colvile and Matt Floyd, who will be joined by plenty of guests throughout the tournament, including Bob Willis, Andrew Strauss and Matt Prior.

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Oct 132014
 

Sky Sports has won the rights to broadcast the Cricket World Cup taking place in England and Wales in 2019.

STAR has been awarded the global rights from the International Cricket Council (ICC) and Sky Sports has an exclusive arrangement with STAR for broadcast in the UK and Ireland. Sky’s existing agreement includes the Cricket World Cup in Australia and New Zealand next year.

The ICC rights awarded to Sky Sports also include the World Cup in India in February 2023, the World Twenty20 in India in 2016 and in Australia in 2020 and the Women’s World Cups to be held in England and Wales in 2017 and New Zealand in 2021.

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