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Prime Video Forays Into Live Sports, Bags India Rights for New Zealand Cricket

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Amazon Prime Video on Tuesday introduced its debut into dwell sports activities in India by buying the India territory rights for the New Zealand Cricket by way of 2025-2026.

With this announcement, Amazon Prime Video turns into the primary Indian streaming service to safe unique dwell cricket rights from a significant cricketing board.

The multi-year deal between Amazon and the New Zealand Cricket Board will give Prime Video the correct to stream all worldwide cricket matches to be performed in New Zealand for each males’s and girls’s cricket, throughout ODI, T20, and Tests codecs beginning late 2021.

The deal additionally contains Team India’s tour of New Zealand in early 2022, and a second tour, the dates for which can be introduced later. The rights for 2020-2021 season beginning later this month is meant to be syndicated by Amazon.

Gaurav Gandhi, Director & Country General Manager, Amazon Prime Video stated the group is wanting ahead to bringing India’s favorite recreation to the streamer.

“Over the last few years Amazon Prime Video has become the go-to destination for world class entertainment in India, be it our Amazon Original Series or the biggest blockbuster movies across languages,” Gandhi stated in a press release.

“… We are thrilled to work with New Zealand Cricket on this endeavour as they have a strong, passionate and much-loved cricket team, and the cricketing rivalry between the two countries has been fantastic. We are happy to make this collaboration with New Zealand Cricket our first live sport offering in India, and are confident that our Prime members will be delighted with this initiative,” he added.

David White, Chief Executive New Zealand Cricket, stated, “One of NZC’s key goals is to extend our teams” global reach and to build closer relationships around the world and, in terms of that particular objective, we don’t think we could be in better hands. India has always been important for viewership of NZC; no other country follows cricket like India, so it’s exciting to be announcing this agreement with India”s leading streamer.”

The Indian territory New Zealand Cricket rights package deal is the newest in Prime Video’s rising line-up of dwell sports activities around the globe together with Thursday Night Football, the Premier League, ATP Tour Events, WTA, the US Open (tennis), UEFA Champions League, Autumn Nations Cup (rugby), and the Seattle Sounders FC.

Fans may also subscribe to streaming providers resembling Eurosport, MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, and PGA TOUR LIVE by way of Prime Video Channels.

This is along with a choice of well-liked docuseries for sports activities followers, together with “The Test: A New Era for Australia’s Team”, which follows the Australian males’s cricket group throughout throughout the 2018/2019 season, and Emmy-winning Amazon Original “All or Nothing” amongst others.


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