Sony Pictures acquires rights for Lanka Premier League 2020

23 Nov,2020

By A Correspondent


Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) has acquired the exclusive pay television and IPTV broadcast rights for the Lanka Premier League (LPL) India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan & Maldives and non-exclusive FTA rights for the same countries excluding Sri Lanka. The tournament will take place from November 26 to December 16. 2020.


Said Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer, Distribution and Head – Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India: “We share a long-standing relationship with the Sri Lanka Cricket board and as the rights holders of Sri Lanka Cricket, this is a natural extension. The Lanka Premier League is a good brand of cricket that is set to feature many sub-continent players making it a very attractive addition to our cricket portfolio. Sony Pictures Networks India is the premier destination for the best of international cricket and for us, it is not just about broadcasting an event but it’s about bringing people closer to the game. We are extremely happy to say that with Lanka Premier League we will be bringing that brand of cricket for our audience in India.”


Added Ravin Wickramaratne, Sri Lanka Cricket VP & LPL Tournament Director: “Sri Lanka Cricket is excited to extend our partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India to feature the Lanka Premier League. Both nations share the love and enthusiasm for the game and we are positive that this tournament will keep fans at the edge of their seats. With Lanka Premier League, Sri Lanka Cricket is looking forward to continuing the long-standing relationship with Sony Pictures Networks India.”



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