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Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star

Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star

Tuesday saw the announcement of a strategic licencing agreement between ZEE Entertainment and Disney Star for the exclusive TV rights to ICC Men’s Cricket Tournaments in India

In accordance with the agreement, Disney Star will pay ZEE an undisclosed sum in order to licence ZEE the television broadcasting rights of the Men’s and Under 19 (U-19) global events of the International Cricket Council (ICC) for a term of four years (2024–2027).

All ICC tournaments will continue to be streamed exclusively through Disney Star’s online service, Disney+ Hotstar. This contract has received in-principle approval from ICC. The Men’s T20 World Cup (2024, 2026), Champions Trophy (2025), and One Day International World Cup (2027), as well as important U-19 competitions, would be seen exclusively on ZEE thanks to this affiliation.

IPL Media Rights: Disney Star Sports Wins TV Rights In Indian Subcontinent For 2023-27 Cycle - Reports
IPL Media Rights: Disney Star Sports Wins TV Rights In Indian Subcontinent For 2023-27 Cycle – Reports

Disney Star Had Won Both The Digital And TV Rights Last Week

“This is a first-of-its-kind partnership in the Indian media & entertainment landscape, and this association with Disney Star reflects our sharp, strategic vision for the sports business in India. As a one-stop television destination for ICC men’s cricket events until 2027, ZEE will leverage the strength of its network to offer a compelling experience for its viewers and a great return on investment for its advertisers. Long-term profitability and value-generation continue to be our areas of focus across the business, and we will always evaluate all the necessary steps that will enable us to make sports a compelling value proposition for the company”, Punit Goenka, MD & CEO,  Enterprises Ltd. said

Zee To Exclusively Show ICC Events On TV From 2024 Till 2027 After An Agreement With Disney Star
Disney Hotstar, Tata IPL (Image Credits: IPL)

For $3 billion, Disney Star last week renewed its contract to air International Cricket Council (ICC) competitions through 2027.

After defeating competitors, the network won the closed-loop bid procedure. The agreement covers both digital and television rights for ICC competitions for men and women. It is a significant win for Disney Star, which in June lost to Viacom18 the digital rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the cycle 2023–27.

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Enhanced broadcast agreement confirmed for British summer grass court events

Enhanced broadcast agreement confirmed for  British summer grass court events

We are excited to announce a comprehensive new broadcast agreement that will see the UK summer grass court events given the widest coverage to date on network television, streaming and digital platforms.

All the action will be available across multiple platforms after the BBC and Prime Video confirmed broadcast arrangements for this summer.

Tennis fans are set to enjoy a bumper summer on the British grass courts, with Emma Raducanu, Andy Murray, Cam Norrie and Alfie Hewett among the homegrown heroes taking on some of the biggest names on the ATP and WTA Tours.

Broadcast schedule

Murray’s first appearance at the Surbiton Trophy since 2004 will be screened live on the BBC’s digital platforms next week, with the former two-time Wimbledon champion starting his grass court campaign with an appearance in the ATP Challenger tournament.


The British tennis summer will then roll onto the Rothesay Open Nottingham, where 2022 Madrid Open winner and world No.7 Ons Jabeur is on the entry list, with both Prime Video and the BBC (for the first time) broadcasting the WTA 250 event while the concurrent ATP Challenger tournament at the Nottingham Tennis Centre will also be on BBC digital platforms.

Birmingham and the Queen’s Club in London are then next stops on the calendar, with Prime Video and the BBC sharing co-exclusive rights to screen both tournaments. 

US Open champion Raducanu will lead an impressive cast list for the 40th anniversary edition of the Rothesay Classic Birmingham (a WTA 250 event), while British heroes Murray, Norrie, Dan Evans and Jack Draper will be joined by Carlos Alcaraz (ATP No.6) and defending champion Matteo Berrettini (ATP No.10) for the ATP 500 cinch Championships at the Queen’s Club in an action-packed week. 


Our grass court tournaments will then conclude with the Rothesay International Eastbourne from June 18, where eight of the world’s top ten women will compete in a high-quality field for the WTA 500 event. 

The Devonshire Park courts in Eastbourne will also stage an ATP 250 tournament featuring British No.1 Norrie, defending champion Alex de Minaur and 2022 Indian Wells Masters champion, Taylor Fritz which will be exclusively on Prime Video, while the women’s action will be broadcast live on Prime Video and the BBC’s platforms, giving tennis fans the most comprehensive summer of coverage ever served up in Britain.

Richard Daish, LTA Marketing & Commercial Director said, “The LTA continues to open tennis up to new audiences and we have created more opportunities for UK based sports fans to engage in tennis this year. 

“With even more British stars competing across our events this year, we want as many fans as possible to enjoy a fantastic summer of tennis and be inspired by what they see.”

Director of BBC Sport, Barbara Slater said: “We are delighted to bring comprehensive coverage of an exciting summer of tennis to our audiences.

“We will once again cover the prestigious Queen’s and Eastbourne tournaments on BBC TV and online, as well as Emma Raducanu leading an impressive line-up in Birmingham and Andy Murray’s highly anticipated return to the Surbiton Trophy. Fans can follow all the action 24/7 across BBC TV and online.”

Alex Green, MD Live Sport, Prime Video Europe said, “We are delighted to be bringing Prime members an exciting summer of British tennis on Prime Video this year.

“These events are an important part of the tennis calendar featuring the best British players and they will only add to our existing coverage.”

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Provincial Government Secures Multi-Year Partnership Agreement with NASCAR – News Releases

The Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and the Honourable Steve Crocker, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation today announced that the Provincial Government has entered into a multi-year partnership agreement with NASCAR. The partnership will see three Pinty’s Series races held in Newfoundland and Labrador over the next three years. This is Canada’s largest national motorsports series, and the agreement is the first time a Pinty’s Series race has been hosted on an island. Newfoundland and Labrador is only the fifth province to host a NASCAR race.

As part of Come Home 2022, the first NASCAR Pinty’s Series Race, the PRO•LINE 225, will take place at the Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park in Avondale on Saturday, June 25, 2022. Tickets for this race can be purchased online here beginning Friday, April 15, 2022, at 12:00 p.m.

The week leading up to the first race will be NASCAR Week with a series of family-friendly activities and events including a NASCAR vehicle parade from the port in Argentia to the Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park, a Meet the Teams autograph session, and a NASCAR Advance Auto Parts Weekly Series race on Friday, June 24. It is estimated that the events of the weekend will attract close to 10,000 spectators.

The partnership agreement will see a total investment of $665,000 from the Provincial Government over three years – $305,000 in 2022 and $180,000 in 2023 and 2024 respectively. The NASCAR races and associated events are anticipated to generate an estimated $5.4 million for the provincial economy.

Come Home 2022 aims to encourage former residents of Newfoundland and Labrador to come home, remind residents of the wonders here in their own ‘backyard,’ and complement ongoing work to attract visitors earlier in the season and expand ongoing marketing efforts with non-resident visitors. Newfoundlanders and Labradorians everywhere can visit to sign up for the Come Home e-newsletter which will share event announcements and information throughout the year. They can also follow ComeHome2022 on Facebook and Instagram to get up-to-date celebration information.

“This is an exciting partnership for Newfoundland and Labrador’s tourism and hospitality industries. NASCAR is an international organization with a wide reach, and we look forward to inspiring fans here in our province and all over the world. Hosting these races in our province puts us on the world stage and we’re ready to put on a show. NASCAR, you’re in for an incredible display of fan support and dedication, as well as a true destination experience.”
Honourable Andrew Furey
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“As a signature Come Home 2022 event, this multi-year partnership agreement with NASCAR offers a new and unique event for the people of Newfoundland and Labrador to enjoy. The icing on the cake is the incredible benefits these races will bring to our communities and our tourism and hospitality industries, as Come Home 2022 continues to offer exciting experiences for everyone to enjoy.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Arts and Recreation

“Bringing the NASCAR Pinty’s Series to Atlantic Canada is a historic milestone for NASCAR in Canada. As Canada’s largest national motorsports series, we strive to bring the exciting side-by-side racing NASCAR is known for to fans across the country. Partnering with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador will give our fans on the eastern coast a great chance to get the full NASCAR experience.”
Chad Siegle
NASCAR Vice-President of International Business Development

“I am so proud to be hosting the NASCAR Pinty’s Series starting with the Come Home 2022 celebration. To have this level of drivers in Newfoundland and Labrador is a dream come true and one of the reasons we built Eastbound International Speedway. With TSN and FloRacing coverage, the town of Avondale and Eastbound International Speedway will once again be highlighted internationally thanks to the hard work of our team, the province, and the town of Avondale.”
Patrick Squires
Owner of Eastbound International Speedway and Concert Park.

“Our tourism industry welcomes events of this nature. They provide a direct economic benefit to our community and help put Newfoundland and Labrador on the world stage. With our world-class event facilities, our unique cultural and natural attractions, and the renowned hospitality of our people, St. John’s and the Northeast Avalon are well-positioned to attract and host many more national and international events.”
Cathy Duke
Chief Executive Officer, Destination St. John’s

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