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.