Television

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

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/tv-images/2016/01/26/under19.jpg?itok=4U_y9gdy

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/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/19/pepsi-ipl%20%281%29.jpg?itok=xgcsPsUr
IPL: BCCI interim admin issues directions on player auction

BCCI's Committee of Administrators (CoA) on Sunday issued the following directions in respect of the upcoming IPL Player Auctions to be held in Bengaluru on 20th February 2017:

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/19/raj-nayak.jpg?itok=D-QNNKzN
BT Media distributing Colors HD to Sky UK subs

BT Media & Broadcast, the global media services business of BT last Friday evening announced its association with Viacom18, one of India’s fastest growing entertainment network, to bring its flagship Hindi general entertainment channel, Colors, to Sky TV subscribers in the UK in High...

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/india-tv%20%281%29.jpg?itok=HWCANXFr
India TV rules Hindi News, ABP dominates Hindi Rural

India TV toppled Aaj Tak in the Hindi News genre taking the number one position. In this week’s data, India News gave way to News18 to feature in the top five channels list.

Television TV Channels Viewership
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/vivo%20%281%29.jpg?itok=-DHigbci
Sony Six to telecast IPL player auction live

The sports cluster of Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) is all geared up to broadcast the Vivo IPL 2017 player auction live and exclusive. The auction will be aired from Bangalore on 20 February 9 am onwards on Sony Six SD and Sony Six HD channels.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/IPL%20%281%29.jpg?itok=Fq9zVbYr
BCCI releases RFP for service related to VIVO IPL 2017

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has released the Request for Proposal (RFP) for Indian Premier League for the right to be appointed as a media agency in relation to the IPL.

Television TV Channels Sports
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/David-Zaslav%20%281%29.jpg?itok=_o81HwaJ
Discovery to launch second FTA channel in UK, adds two programmes on Amazon Prime

Discovery is planning to launch its second free-to-air TV channel,Quest Red, in the UK on 15 March with new real-life entertainment. The channel follows the launch of Quest, the company’s first FTA offering in the territory, which launched in 2009.

Television TV Channels Factual & Documentary
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/kaul%20%281%29.jpg?itok=qVlZHfIj
Hinduja Group's Ashish Kaul joins Prakash Jha Productions as CEO

Prakash Jha Productions has appointed the media and entertainment vet Ashish Kaul as the CEO for its television and digital business.

Television TV Channels People
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/TV-SERIAL.jpg?itok=SsFT6wHd
Viacom's Colors & Rishtey lead the charts in BARC week 6

MUMBAI: Colors continued to be the leader this week of both Hindi GEC and Hindi GEC Urban market whereas Rishtey emerged as the number one channel in week 6 of Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC) India data.

Television TV Channels GECs
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2017/02/17/Rural-India-Story%20%281%29.jpg?itok=Z8BO0KRX
Total TV universe up to 183 mn, rate of rural growth higher than urban: BARC survey

NEW DELHI: Okay it’s out and the data does reflect that television is thriving in India and growing. According to the latest BARC India figures, the all-India TV universe has increased to 183 million from the earlier collated figure of 154 million with the growth in rural audience showing a...

Television TV Channels Viewership

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories