Spark Sport wins broadcast rights to NZ Cricket fixtures

Spark Sport says it has broadcast rights to NZ Cricket fixtures from April 2020 with TVNZ as free to air partner.

The deal will last six years, and gives it the right to broadcast all of the matches played by the Black Caps and White Ferns in New Zealand.

The matches will be played on its Spark Sport platform, while TVNZ will air some of the T-20 and Super Smash matches on its free-to-air-channels.

The price for the rights was not disclosed, but Spark’s chief executive Jolie Hodson said the deal cements its place as a significant player in the sports streaming landscape.

Spark chief executive Jolie Hodson / Photo: Spark

Spark Sport has run into trouble with the streaming of this year’s Rugby World Cup in Japan, after it nabbed the rights from Sky Television last year.

This story was originally published on Radio New Zealand.

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