Official Broadcast Partners of Cricket Australia
The Nine Network has partnered with Cricket Australia since 1977 to broadcast all Australian home international cricket matches. Its backbone is three television stations in Australia’s major metropolitan cities; Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane and most recently Nine has added NWS Adelaide to its portfolio.
In addition to the television broadcast the Nine Network has partnered with Cricket Australia in a joint venture incorporating digital rights to home international cricket matches.
The network's dominance comes from its extensive news and current affairs coverage, rights to broadcast popular sporting events, such as Cricket Australia’s cricket internationals played in Australia, and its slate of entertainment and lifestyle programs. Award-winning shows include 60 Minutes, Today, A Current Affair and the iconic Wide World of Sports with its world-class cricket commentary team including Richie Benaud, Mark Nicholas, Michael Slater, Ian Healy, Mark Taylor et al.
The official site of Wide World of Sports is www.wwos.com.au
TEN is Cricket Australia’s exclusive KFC Big Bash League broadcast partner. TEN will broadcast the entire BBL|03 LIVE along with the Women's domestic T20 final.
EN is Australia’s commercial television content trendsetter, with an award-winning mix of light entertainment, local and international drama, comedies, sport, and news and current affairs.
Some of Australia’s biggest television franchises live on Ten, including MasterChef Australia, The Biggest Loser, Offspring, Puberty Blues and Neighbours.
For further information visit: tenplay.com.au
Star Sports is Cricket Australia's exclusive broadcast partner in the Pan–Asian region, broadcasting home international cricket matches as well as domestic interstate cricket matches to up to 40 countries across the region.
Star Sports aims to reach consumers at any time, any place and through all new media platforms, including internet and mobile, and showcases an unparalleled variety of premier live sports from around the globe 24 hours a day to a cumulative reach of more than 310 million viewers in Asia.
For further information about Star Sports visit www.foxsportsasia.com.
BSkyB is Cricket Australia’s exclusive broadcast partner in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, broadcasting Australia's home international cricket on its wholly-owned channel, Sky Sports.
Sky Sports broadcasts more than 40,000 hours of sports across five core channels and three HD channels and has had a major impact on how sport is covered on TV, pioneering new techniques such as interactivity, stump microphones, steady-cam and super-slo-mo which are now industry standard.
For further information on BSkyB and Sky Sports visit www.sky.com
Sky Television is Cricket Australia's exclusive broadcast partner in New Zealand, broadcasting Australia’s home international cricket through its subscription service.
Sky Television is New Zealand’s pre-eminent pay television operator, offering a wide range of sports, movies, music, on-demand and general content across more than 100 channels. Sky's channel line-up includes 7 sports channels, 6 movie channels, 8 general entertainment channels, 5 documentary channels, 5 news channels, 4 children’s channels, as well as other niche and special interest channels.
For further information on Sky Television visit www.skytv.co.nz.
Supersport is Cricket Australia’s exclusive broadcast partner in Africa, broadcasting selected Australian home international cricket across the continent.
SuperSport has an enthusiastic team of presenters who pride themselves on being experts in their fields and constantly work towards bettering their sporting general knowledge to give them the edge in the industry.
For further information on Supersport visit www.supersport.com.
ABC Radio Grandstand
No other broadcaster can boast the history, tradition or the close ties to Australian cricket developed over 83 years that ABC can. Switching on ABC Radio during summer is intrinsically linked to the psyche of cricket lovers in Australia. ABC Radio will broadcast all Test matches, international ODIs and T20s games for men’s and women’s cricket across a mix of analogue and digital radio in Australia as well as covering the domestic cricket finals and the final of the WNCL T20 and KFC BBL finals. ABC Radio will broadcast live, ball by ball, commercial free commentary on all 61 ABC Local Radio stations and ABC Grandstand Digital Radio in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney.
For further information check out: www.abc.net.au/grandstand.
Fairfax Radio Network
From the 2013/14 Ashes series, cricket has a new and exciting home on commercial radio. Fairfax Radio Network will deliver comprehensive radio broadcast coverage of live cricket in Australia. Fairfax Radio will broadcast ball-by-ball coverage of all international cricket and the KFC Big Bash League. All Fairfax Radio’s cricket coverage will be live streamed and free of charge on Cricket Australia Live: The Official App and on www.cricket.com.au. Fairfax Radio is part of the Fairfax Media Group and consists of a national network of News Talk and Music format stations targeted at people aged 35 – 64. The national News Talk network is comprised of Sydney’s 2UE, Melbourne’s 3AW, Brisbane’s 4BC and Perth’s 6PR.
Like the ABC, the BBC has been a long and valued partner of Australian cricket. The BBC broadcasts Australian cricket throughout the United Kingdom on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra and online. BBC’s iconic Test Match Special team also continue to provide some of the world’s best and most experienced commentary and opinion for cricket fans to enjoy and engage with.
For further information check out www.bbc.co.uk/radio.