Top Ad
I DIG Radio
www.idigradio.com
Listen live to the best music from around the world!
I DIG Style
www.idigstyle.com
Learn about the latest fashion styles and more...

Amazon Prime to broadcast ICC events in Australia

Written by 
Published in Cricket
Monday, 04 December 2023 00:02

Australia's World Test Championship and ODI World Cup defences will be shown exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

The streaming platform has secured the broadcast rights in Australia for all men's and women's International Cricket Council (ICC) tournaments.

Foxtel/Kayo broadcast the entire recent ODI World Cup, while the Nine Network screened Australia's games and a handful of others. But under this new deal there will be no free-to-air element.

In Australia men's home Tests and all women's internationals remain on free-to-air with Seven, but men's white-ball internationals are with Foxtel. Men's away Ashes series in 2027 and 2031 will be shown on the Nine Network.

The move comes just days after the federal government reaffirmed its commitment to sport anti-siphoning measures.

Communications minister Michelle Rowland last week introduced laws to parliament updating anti-siphoning measures that would require free-to-air services to be offered first refusal for important sporting events.

"All Australians regardless of where they live, or what they earn, should have the opportunity to enjoy free TV coverage of iconic sporting events," Rowland said.

ICC boss Geoff Allardice welcomed the partnership with Amazon.

"We are very excited to be entering a new four-year partnership with Prime Video for ICC cricket rights in Australia," he said in a statement. "The recently concluded men's World Cup has highlighted the interest and passion for ICC events across the globe, and especially in Australia where cricket fans have enjoyed the recent success of their men's and women's teams.

"We look forward to working with Prime Video Australia to provide an innovative coverage of world class cricket to more fans in Australia."

The new partnership between the ICC and Amazon, who also broadcast New Zealand's home internationals into India, will begin in January with the men's Under-19 World Cup with the first senior tournament being the men's T20 World Cup in West Indies and the USA. Later in the year, Australia's women will be involved in their T20 World Cup in Bangladesh during September and October.

Meanwhile, Amazon also confirmed a third season of the Test documentary would be released in 2024 which will cover this year's Ashes series in England which finished 2-2.

"As a cricket fan, I couldn't wait to see what happened when the unstoppable force of 'BazBall' batting came up against the best test bowling lineup in the world. The 2023 Ashes were the most closely contested and memorable of recent times, and I am delighted to be able to relive them along with our customers in Australia and around the world," said Hushidar Kharas, head of Prime Video Australia and New Zealand.

The first season of the Test followed the fallout of the 2019 ball-tampering scandal, while the second released last year followed the 2021-22 men's Ashes and tours of Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

Read 33 times

Soccer

Casemiro: Utd should 'mirror' Man City in rebuild

Casemiro: Utd should 'mirror' Man City in rebuild

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsManchester United midfielder Casemiro has said that the club's new...

Barcelona draw marred by Pedri, De Jong injuries

Barcelona draw marred by Pedri, De Jong injuries

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsBarcelona are facing an injury crisis in midfield after both Frenki...

Pep: Forgetting misses makes Haaland great

Pep: Forgetting misses makes Haaland great

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsPep Guardiola said that Erling Haaland's ability to miss chances an...

2026 FIFA


2028 LOS ANGELES OLYMPIC

UEFA

Basketball

Cavaliers raise banner in honor of late Nick Gilbert

Cavaliers raise banner in honor of late Nick Gilbert

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsThe Cavaliers paid tribute to Nick Gilbert, the late son of owner D...

Nurkic irked by refs after historic 31-rebound night

Nurkic irked by refs after historic 31-rebound night

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsPHOENIX -- Jusuf Nurkic broke the Suns' franchise record with 31 re...

Baseball

Andrus lands with D-backs on minor league deal

Andrus lands with D-backs on minor league deal

EmailPrintOpen Extended ReactionsThe Arizona Diamondbacks have signed veteran infielder Elvis Andrus...

Ott, who helped Pirates win WS title in '79, dies

Ott, who helped Pirates win WS title in '79, dies

EmailPrintPITTSBURGH -- Ed Ott, a former major league catcher and coach who helped the Pittsburgh Pi...

Sports Leagues

  • FIFA

    Fédération Internationale de Football Association
  • NBA

    National Basketball Association
  • ATP

    Association of Tennis Professionals
  • MLB

    Major League Baseball
  • ITTF

    International Table Tennis Federation
  • NFL

    Nactional Football Leagues
  • FISB

    Federation Internationale de Speedball

About Us

I Dig® is a leading global brand that makes it more enjoyable to surf the internet, conduct transactions and access, share, and create information.  Today I Dig® attracts millions of users every month.r

 

Phone: (800) 737. 6040
Fax: (800) 825 5558
Website: www.idig.com
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Affiliated