BeIN Sports agree six-year ECB con­tract

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beIN Sports have con­tin­ued their drive into cricket broad­cast rights by sign­ing a six-year con­tract to­day by the Eng­land & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) for the MENA re­gion. Un­der the six-year deal,

beIN will screen clashes in­clud­ing In­dia’s 2018 and 2022 tours to Eng­land, as well as the Ashes se­ries in the UK in 2019. Pre­vi­ously, Eng­land’s home in­ter­na­tion­als were screened by OSN Sports.

beIN, who un­til this year have not shown much of an ap­petite for bid­ding for cricket rights, last week an­nounced a deal to broad­cast Cricket Aus­tralia con­tent, start­ing with the 2017-18 Ashes which be­gan last night in Bris­bane.

Tom Har­ri­son, CEO of the ECB, said: “This is a com­pre­hen­sive and com­pelling pack­age of rights which will help give cricket ex­cel­lent ex­po­sure in the re­gion.”

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