Prime Video Secures India Rights to New Zealand Cricket Live Stream
Amazon Prime Video announced its Indian live sports debut on Tuesday by acquiring the Indian territorial rights to New Zealand Cricket through 2025-2026.
With this announcement, Amazon Prime Video becomes the first streaming service in India to secure the exclusive rights to live cricket from a major cricket board.
The multi-year agreement between Amazon and the New Zealand Cricket Board will grant Prime Video the right to broadcast all international cricket matches to be played in New Zealand, for both men and women, in ODI, T20 and Tests formats starting in late 2021.
The deal also includes Team India’s tour of New Zealand in early 2022, and a second tour, the dates of which will be announced later. The rights for the 2020-2021 season that begins later this month are intended to be syndicated by Amazon.
Gaurav Gandhi, Amazon Prime Video Country Director and General Manager, said the team is eager to bring India’s favorite game to the streamer.
“In recent years, Amazon Prime Video has become the preferred destination for world-class entertainment in India, be it our Amazon original series or the highest-grossing films in all languages,” Gandhi said in a statement.
“… We are delighted to be working with New Zealand Cricket in this endeavor as they have a strong, passionate and well loved cricket team, and the cricket rivalry between the two countries has been fantastic. We are happy to make this collaboration with New Zealand Cricket our first live sports offering in India, and we are confident that our Prime members will be delighted with this initiative, ”he added.
David White, New Zealand Cricket CEO, said: “One of NZC’s key goals is to expand the global reach of our teams and build closer relationships around the world, and in terms of that particular goal, we don’t think we can be in better hands. India has always been important to NZC’s audience; no other country follows cricket like India, so it is exciting to announce this deal with India’s leading streamer. ”
New Zealand’s Indian Territory cricket rights package is the latest in Prime Video’s growing line of live sports around the world, including the Premier league, ATP Tour Events, WTA, US Open (tennis), UEFA Champions League, Autumn Nations Cup (rugby) and Seattle Sounders FC.
Fans can also subscribe to streaming services like Eurosport, MLB.TV, NBA League Pass, and PGA TOUR LIVE through Prime Video Channels.
This is in addition to a selection of popular documentaries for sports fans, including “The Test: A New Era for Team Australia”, which follows the Australian men’s cricket team during the 2018/2019 season, and Amazon Original, winner. an Emmy, “All or Nothing” among others.