T20 World Cup 2016 Broadcast Rights in India & World Wide
T20 World Cup was gloriously baptized when in the first edition (2007), India and Pakistan played the keen final and India emerged victorious. Since then, there have been 4 World Cups in 2009, 2010, 2012 and 2014; each with its distinctive flair and machismo.
The carpet is layered for the next installment of the cricketing extravaganza; the T20 World Cup 2016. This time, there will be an array of qualifying matches to test the mettle of 14 teams as well as Bangladesh and Zimbabwe, who are now full members.
Of course, the broadcast fare has improved dramatically over the years. Computer has taken over the wings and even mobile telephony is playing its part. There will be live streaming on different sites trying to bag their share of the fare.
Of course, the most popular medium still stands to be Television and ICC has awarded the audio-visual rights to Star India and Star Middle East. ICC foresees this to be the greatest broadcasting coup ever extracted from Cricket.
Scotland will show the World T20 2012 live on Quipu TV, which includes the 14 Group Stage matches. Setanta Sports will show the Qualifying Finals, Preliminary Final, Tournament Final and six matches in all live in Ireland, while RTÉ will show the World T20 2016 highlights of elimination and qualifying finals.
In Afghanistan, the Lemar TV will broadcast the even live for the viewers in Pashto.
The ICC World T20 2016 will also be shown live in the UK in pay channel. You can watch the tournament live on BskyB in the UK. Speaking of the Middle East & North Africa, Arab Digital Distribution has won the broadcasting rights through CricOne, whereas SuperSport will show the World T20 2016 live in the Sub Saharan Africa and South Africa.
Pakistan and New Zealand viewers can watch it live on Pakistan Television PTV and Sky Network respectively.
We will update you with any further information that we get about the broadcasting of the World T20 2016.
Radio will also cover the tournament in its own way. This will be capitalized upon by travelling people who do not somehow have mobile phones or are not carrying it. This way, people from all sects and positions; whether at home or working; will have an audio or a visual platform to cherish.
The World Cup has been divided into 3 segments; starting from July 2015 and ending on 3rd April, 2016. Thanks to the numerous receptacles up for broadcasting, the audience is going to have a field day and not without cause. After all, T20 is something that has slowly but steadily become innate with their pulse.
One just wishes that the advertisers do not play the irritating game of showing adverts right at a dismissal; even before the emotion sinks in.