Television

ICC to produce U19 Cricket World Cup 2016; ties-up with 15 broadcasters

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/01/26/under19.jpg?itok=-UFBFj6t

MUMBAI: For the first time ever, the International Cricket Council (ICC) will be producing the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016 as ICC TV along with its live production partner, Sunset + Vine. ICC has signed deals with as many as 15 broadcasters from around the world, who will then carry the feed.

Star Sports has the rights for India and the sub-continent. The other broadcasters include Sky Sports (UK and Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (Africa and sub-Saharan Africa), OSN (MENA) and Willow TV (USA). Local broadcast will be brought to fans by four licensees; Gazi TV, BTV, Maasranga and Star Sports.

The ICC U19 Cricket World Cup Bangladesh 2016 is scheduled to kick-off on 27 January and will see future stars of international cricket playing 20 matches, which will all be beamed live.

According to the ICC, the potential reach for this event will easily outstrip any of the previous 10 U19 Cricket World Cup events as this is the first time that 20 matches will be broadcast live. In the 2014 event in the UAE, 11 matches were shown, while 10 matches each were televised from the 2008, 2010 and 2012 events in Malaysia, New Zealand and Australia respectively.

The live coverage will start in Chittagong on 27 January, when a worldwide audience of over a billion is expected to watch South Africa launch its title defense against host Bangladesh in the tournament opener.

The ICC, in line with its commitment to enhance the profile of the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, has put in place a schedule that includes live broadcast coverage of all four matches from the Zahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium (ZACS) in Chittagong, seven matches from Fatullah (including two Super League quarter-finals and five Super League play-offs) and nine matches from the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium (SBNS) in Mirpur, including four first-round matches, two quarter-finals, both the semi-finals and the 14 February final.

The high-quality broadcast coverage will be through 22 cameras and include HawkEye for ball speeds and other analytical insights. The line-up of commentators includes Pommie Mbangwa, Russel Arnold, Ian Bishop, Dominic Cork, Sanjay Manjrekar, Paul Allott, Athar Ali Khan, Daryl Cullinan, Lisa Sthalekar, Alan Wilkins, and Rohan Gavaskar.

To highlight the aspirations of young cricketers participating at the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup, in the lead up the event, the ICC launched the #FutureStars promotional campaign on broadcast and digital. In a series of four promotional videos featuring Mehedi Hasan of Bangladesh, Dan Lawrence of England, Wiaan Mulder of South Africa and Ishan Kishan of India, these young cricketers talk about their inspirations and ambitions.

The event will also be covered on ICC digital channels. The official website www.icc-cricket.com will provide live scoring and full match center coverage for all matches. The 2016 edition is also the first ICC U19 Cricket World Cup ever to have a dedicated mobile app, available on both Android and iOS. Both the website and the app will contain the latest news, columns, video clips, official tournament standings and statistics.

Fans will also be able to catch the Nissan Play of the Day every day on the website and the app, which will be in play for all 18 televised match-days in Bangladesh. On social media, the ICC will have dedicated on the ground coverage from all of the venues in Bangladesh, with bespoke content appearing on all of the @ICC accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+ and YouTube.

ICC CEO David Richardson said, "This is the most important age-group cricket tournament, which has a tradition of producing the next generation of stars. As such, the ICC has decided to expand the reach of this event, providing unprecedented broadcast and digital coverage to ensure that individual and team performances are provided greater exposure and that the youngsters get a taste of a truly global event."

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/18/LR.jpg?itok=DcCS_M94
LimeRoad rewards loyal customers with new gold membership programme

To further enrich the shopping experience of its loyal customer-base and further deepen ties with them, LimeRoad, India’s online fashion platform, has announced its new loyalty programme titled “LimeRoad GOLD”.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/18/movies-now.jpg?itok=-31HMbrs
This Holi, enjoy ‘Colour Blast’ on Movies NOW

Movies Now, India’s destination for Hollywood Blockbusters, announces their vibrant line up of the biggest fantasy and animation films with a special property titled ‘Colour Blast’, to celebrate Holi.

Television TV Channels English Entertainment
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/18/cnn.jpg?itok=oLMVWBYE
CNN explores India’s Finest Travel Experiences with ‘Travel Trends India’

Whether it’s an ambitious road trip throughout Rajasthan or a luxurious stay at a Maharaja’s palace, India beckons to the traveler who is seeking experiences over photo-ops.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/18/goquest.jpg?itok=2Jb1Tf5E
Goquest Media Ventures picks up drama content from China, Thailand, Taiwan

Independent content distributor GoQuest Media Ventures announced a raft of new acquisitions from China, Thailand and Taiwan

Television Production House Fiction
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/18/discovery.jpg?itok=NoYGrIdE
Discovery Channel to premiere Todd Sampson’s Body Hack 2.0 from 25th March

Discovery Channel, India’s leading factual entertainment channel, is all set to premiere the second season of very popular series Body Hack 2.0 starting Monday, March 25 at 21:00 hrs.

Television TV Channels Factual @ Discovery
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/15/ads.jpg?itok=6Ta5f72c
UC Ads Offers New Content Methods with the Rise of UC Content Ecology

UC Ads, part of Alibaba Digital Media and Entertainment Group, has announced launch of a bouquet of content marketing services for brands.

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/16/Chrome_week_10.jpg?itok=pjkhKSwW
English movies most benefitted genre in Chrome week 10

With an 8.99 per cent growth, the English movies genre has marked the highest opportunity to see (OTS) in week 10 of Chrome Data Analytics and Media.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/16/Subhash_Chandra.jpg?itok=8z_37cYq
ZEEL likely to sell 20% to Sony Corp

Japanese multinational conglomerate Sony Corp is in advanced talks with Subhash Chandra-promoted Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd (ZEEL) to buy a stake in the firm. As the company has been struggling to raise funds to pay huge debt, Chandra is looking to sell 20-25 per cent stake.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/default/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2019/03/15/star-sports.jpg?itok=MqOP3DxR
If you have the Game, your Dream can have a Name: Star Sports launches a brand-new docuseries ‘Dream On’ as a lead up to VIVO IPL 2019

The 12th edition of VIVO IPL is all set to enthrall fans globally from March 23rd onwards. Adding to the excitement ahead of the world’s most-watched cricketing tournament, Star Sports, the official broadcaster of VIVO IPL has launched a brand-new docuseries – Dream On – Game Banayega Name.

Television TV Channels Sports

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories