Sunset+Vine Catch 2011 Cricket World Cup Rights

December 20, 2010

The BBC have sold the distribution rights for next year’s 2011 Cricket World Cup to Sunset+Vine. The company will provide a highlights coverage package for the sports main event in 2011 to be hosted by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. The tournament begins on 19 February and runs for six weeks until the final on the 2 April.

Jeff Foulser, Chairman Sunset+Vine, said: “Sunset+Vine is delighted to be awarded the contract to produce the Cricket World Cup for the BBC. We are looking forward to the challenge of delivering high quality daily programming from such a vibrant and cricket loving part of the world.”

After deals were also agreed between Century TV and Input Media to broadcast the MotoGP and World Bowls respectively, Barbara Slater, Director, BBC Sport, said: “We are delighted that, following a fully open tender process, we have appointed Century, Input and Sunset & Vine to work with us on these three important events. It was a highly competitive process which demonstrated the strength of the Independent Production sector in sport in the UK.”