Sony Pictures Networks acquires CPL broadcast rights

Pay-TV channel to show Caribbean cricket league in six countries.

Sony Pictures Networks acquires CPL broadcast rights

Sony Pictures Networks has purchased the broadcast rights to the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The pay-TV channel will show the Twenty20 (T20) cricket competition through its linear outlets in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Nepal and the Maldives. The network has also acquired the digital rights for the tournament and will live stream the matches to viewers in Afghanistan. 

“At SPN, it is our constant endeavour to showcase the finest cricketing action,” Rajesh Kaul, president of distribution and sports business at Sony Pictures Networks India. “The T20 format has always been favoured by cricket enthusiasts and we are thrilled to broadcast the CPL for the fifth successive year. This year, the CPL matches will be broadcast in six different countries and be live streamed on our digital platform, SonyLIV.”

Pete Russell, chief operations officer of the CPL, added: “We are delighted to continue our broadcast partnership with Sony Pictures Sports Network. Across the Indian subcontinent, there are huge supporters of CPL who have a keen interest in this league.”

The 2017 Hero CPL gets underway on 4th August, and will conclude on 9th September.