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26 July

Sky Net­work Tele­vi­sion, the New Zea­land pay-tele­vi­sion op­er­a­tor, was awarded broad­cast rights to the next Cricket World Cup, to be co­hosted by the coun­try and Aus­tralia, in 2015. Un­der the deal with Star Sports, the pan-Asian sports broad­caster that is the global me­dia part­ner of the In­ter­na­tional Cricket Coun­cil, Sky will show ev­ery match live, with an as-yet un­spec­i­fied amount of cov­er­age avail­able free to air. The agree­ment also in­cludes live cov­er­age of next year’s World Twenty20 in Bangladesh and the Un­der-19 Cricket World Cup in the United Arab Emi­rates. high­lights pack­age to dis­trib­ute to each of the Pa­cific Is­lands. The agree­ment with Sky fol­lows Glas­gow 2014 tele­vi­sion rights deals with the BBC in the UK, Net­work Ten in Aus­tralia, Ten Sports in the In­dian sub­con­ti­nent, Su­perS­port in sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa and the Asia-Pa­cific Broad­cast­ing Union, the um­brella body of freeto-air broad­cast­ers in the Asia-Pa­cific re­gion.

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