Sony Pictures Network Gets The Global Media Rights For Sri Lanka Cricket
By CricShots - Aug 25, 2020 12:57 pm
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Sony Pictures Network India (SPN) has managed to bag the exclusive global media rights for Sri Lanka Cricket, with the exception of terrestrial, digital and radio rights for the Island nation which has been retained by the SLC, for a period of next three years starting July 1, 2020.

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The agreement will aloow SPN to get the exclusive TV and digital rights to get the airtime for 92 days of live cricket comprising 10 Tests, 24 ODIs and 18 T20Is sanctioned by the International Cricket Council (ICC) which will be conducted by SLC between the senior men’s national cricket team and visiting ICC member national cricket teams.

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In the deal, Sony Pictures Network includes rights to broadcast India touring Sri Lanka to play six T20Is and three ODIs with one of the series scheduled to take place in July 2021 that will feature three T20Is while the date for the other series is yet to be announced.

Sri Lanka team celebrating the 2014 ICC T20 World Cup win

Explaining the same, SLC Presdient, Shammi Silva said: “Sri Lanka Cricket is delighted to partner with Sony Pictures Networks India and continue the long-standing relationship, which has given immense benefits to both parties. Sri Lanka Cricket is truly excited and looking forward to continue working with Sony Pictures Networks India on the future tour program.”

On the other hand, Rajesh Kaul, who is the Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said: “Sony Pictures Networks India is the premier destination for the best of international cricket, and we are excited about continuing our partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket.”

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He further added,”The acquisition of the exclusive global TV and digital rights of Sri Lanka Cricket strengthens our cricket portfolio. Our extended partnership with Sri Lanka Cricket adds 92 days of live cricket, including two India tours to Sri Lanka, to our robust cricket calendar.”