BT Sport Secures Rights to 2017/18 Ashes Series
August 24, 2015
BT Sport has acquired the rights to the 2017/18 Ashes series after securing a five-year broadcast deal with Cricket Australia.
The broadcaster will show all of Australia’s home internationals during that period, which includes England’s defence of the Ashes when they travel down under.
BT Sport will also show all Australian Test Matches, One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals played in Australia.
Delia Bushell, Managing Director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: “BT Sport is delighted to be adding international cricket to its line-up, and to be the new home of the next Ashes tour in Australia.
“We will show live domestic games featuring the best players in the world during the Big Bash League and all Australian home matches for the next five years.”
Cricket Australia Executive General Manager of Media, Communications & Marketing Ben Amarfio said: “We are delighted to be entering into this important new partnership with BT Sport.
“BT Sport put forward a highly compelling bid for the rights to broadcast cricket from Australia to audiences throughout the United Kingdom.”