BT secures exclusive partnership deal to broadcast the Ashes

BT secures exclusive partnership deal to broadcast the Ashes

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By Layla Haidrani,
Monday, 24th August 2015

BT Sport has secured exclusive UK TV rights to broadcast the 2017/18 Australia vs England Ashes in Australia.

Sky previously controlled the live cricket coverage for ten years before losing out to BT Sport.

The five-year rights deal with Cricket Australia, starting from 2016, will show all domestic Test Matches, One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals including the five-match Ashes Test Series against rivals England in 2017/18. Matches against world leading nations such as New Zealand, South Africa, India and Pakistan will also be broadcast.

The rights will also broadcast the women’s Ashes and T20 Big Bash League.

BT has also secured a free-to-air package to include live domestic games in the Big Bash League.

Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: “We are delighted to be adding international cricket to its line-up, and to be the new home of the next Ashes tour.”

The deal is in addition to BT Sport’s broadcasting of the annual Caribbean Premier League T20 cricket tournament. 

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