FOX Sports hearts cricket

By David Knox on December 17, 2009 / Filed Under Pay TV 5

Brett-LeeFOX Sports has renewed its Australian broadcast rights for English cricket until the end of 2013.

The deal covers every international series on English soil including the 2013 Ashes Series while Nine will cover matches with the Australian team.

The Australian Team will visit England for a five-match ODI series in June 2010, and again in 2012 before returning in 2013 to contest the five-test Ashes Series, seven ODIs and two Twenty20 Internationals.

David Malone, CEO of FOX Sports said , “FOX Sports has a long-standing relationship with the England and Wales Cricket Board and has provided live coverage of the English cricket summer since 2002.

“Over the years we’ve seen some wonderful series in England. The 2009 Ashes was one of the most successful international cricket series on subscription television and we’re delighted that we’ll be able to once again provide comprehensive live coverage of every match in the 2013 series.”

FOX Sports will also have live coverage of the ODI series in June next year .

5 Comments »

  1. Frankie December 17, 2009 at 10:20 pm -

    Goodbye to the morning session unless the government relents on sport being shown on digital channels

  2. Craig B December 17, 2009 at 9:23 pm -

    The deal is Fox Sports has the rights to show every series from England until 2013. For any tour featuring Australia Nine can also show them at the same time as Foxtel.

    So yes SBS will not be showing Ashes in 2013 unless Nine onsold part of them like first session. The information does not give any indication whether Nine will show match live or delayed or join matches in progess. I could see this on Go if the anti-siphoning laws allowed it.

  3. Johnson December 17, 2009 at 7:51 pm -

    The deal means Nine And Foxtel will simulcast the 2013 Ashes Series, including all the Tests, one-day internationals and Twenty20 matches.

  4. Brad December 17, 2009 at 6:40 pm -

    “The deal covers every international series on English soil including the 2013 Ashes Series while Nine will cover matches with the Australian team.”

    I’m confused. Since Australia plays in the Ashes who will be covering the ashes nine or foxtel??

  5. Matt December 17, 2009 at 1:21 pm -

    Does this mean that Nine and not SBS will be showing the 2013 Ashes on FTA?

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