Pay-TV network expected to see off UK rival Sky Sports for Australia-England Test series.
- BT paid approximately UK£80m for previous Cricket Australia rights from 2016 to 2021
- ECB chief executive Tom Harrison “very confident” this winter’s Ashes will take place
UK-pay TV broadcaster BT Sport is set to win the live rights for this winter’s Ashes Test cricket series, according to the Daily Mail.
The newspaper reports that BT will see off competition from rival network Sky Sports for the new contract covering England’s high-profile tour of Australia.
Financial terms of the deal have not been reported, but the Mail says BT paid UK£80 million (US$110 million) to secure all of Cricket Australia’s (CA) UK rights for the 2016 to 2021 cycle. That agreement included Australia’s home internationals and the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash…