SPN acquires broadcast & digital rights for Bangladesh Premier League 2016

07 Nov,2016



Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) announces the acquisition of the broadcast and digital rights of the fourth edition of the Bangladesh Premier League 2016. The tournament which is said to be the biggest cricket extravaganza in Bangladesh, commenced on November 4 and will be telecast on Sony Six and Sony SIix HD as well as streamed live on SonyLIV app and website. The on-air broadcastrights include the telecast of 43 live matches of the tournament in the Indian sub-continent. Along with streaming, SonyLIV will also be providing fans with a lot of exclusive Video-On-Demand (VOD) content like highlights, best sixes, best catches, fielding and more.


Said Rajesh Kaul, President, Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Network: “Sony Pictures Networks India has been in the forefront of bringing and popularising theT20 league format of cricket. Following our previous offerings of Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, South African T20 league and Karnataka Premier League, we are pleased to announce the addition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) to our T20 cricket portfolio. The BPL line-up is particularly impressive with International cricketers like Chris Gayle, Thisara Perera, Andre Russell, Dwayne Bravo and more that our viewers can look forward to.”


The top four teams from the group stage will qualify for the knockout stage which includes the semi-finals, the eliminator and the final match. The semi-finals of BPL 2016 will take place on December 8 while the final will be played on December 9 in Dhaka.


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