Optus Sport secures Women’s Big Bash rights

Australian Twenty20 league reveals 2016/17 broadcasting platforms.

Optus Sport secures Women’s Big Bash rights

Australian telecommunications company Optus has secured the domestic broadcast rights for the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL).

The Twenty20 franchise league will be broadcast on Optus’ dedicated cricket channel, Optus Sport 2, and on Yes TV, which is available through internet television platform Fetch. Moreover, Eligible mobile, mobile broadband and home broadband customers with an Optus Sport subscription will have access to all WBBL games for the remainder of the 2016/17 season.

“The Women’s Big Bash League is a great addition to Optus Sport,” said Ben White, managing director of marketing at Optus. “We’ve made sure fans don’t miss out on any of the cricket action this summer by adding a 24/7 channel to Optus Sport.”

“As part of our exclusive content partnership with Cricket Australia, eligible customers can live stream this summer’s cricket data-free on their mobile when accessing the Cricket Australia Live app through Optus Sport.”

Optus has also revealed that it will become the principal partner of both the men’s and women’s teams of T20 franchise the Melbourne Stars.