NZ Cricket hits a six with new broadcast deal

Last updated 14:18 05/08/2014
Brendon McCullum
STAR POWER: New Zealand Cricket has unveiled a new six-year broadcasting deal with Sky Television.

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New Zealand Cricket's coffers are bulging after signing what's understood to be a significant new broadcasting deal with Sky Television.

NZC announced today they had signed a new six-year deal to continue their relationship with the pay-TV company and it is said to be for record numbers.

With the World Cup being staged in Australia and New Zealand next year and the Black Caps flying high on the back of a string of impressive performances, the timing of the negotiations was propitious for NZC.

The new deal gives Sky the rights to the Blackcaps' international matches and NZC's domestic competitions through until March, 2020.

NZC chief executive David White today said the agreement was a significant commitment by both parties.

"We're delighted with the outcome," White said. "This agreement reflects cricket's value as New Zealand's premium summer sport. NZC and Sky have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship spanning 20 years."

White said the new agreement would take full advantage of NZC's soon-to-be-announced Future Tours Programme.

"We're not far away from releasing a very strong playing programme, the details of which will only make this deal all the more exciting."

Sky chief executive John Fellet said it was "a great result for sports fans around the country".

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