Cricket Business : ECB signs with Channel Nine as broadcaster for Ashes series

Cricket Business : The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has signed with Channel Nine as broadcaster for 2023 Ashes series. The Australian free-to-air broadcaster will exclusively broadcast the Ashes series. The Ashes is 2023 will be played in England and will feature Tests at Edgbaston, Headingley, The Oval, Lord’s and Old Trafford.

Nine also held exclusive rights in Australia to the 2019 Ashes series, which was held at the same five venues.

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The agreement has been signed after Australian pay-television operator Foxtel recently extended its rights deal with the ECB. The deal, which runs until 2023, covers 12 tours of England featuring the likes of India and South Africa but will not include the Ashes.

Foxtel’s new deal with the ECB was signed after the two parties’ previous 4 year deal expired.

Nine’s new deal for the Ashes comes after the broadcaster last week secured 3 year deal to broadcast the Wimbledon and French Open grand slam tennis tournaments from 2021. All matches from both tournaments, including singles, doubles, mixed doubles, juniors and wheelchair tennis, will be covered by Nine’s new streaming service Stan Sports, and selected matches will be shown on free-to-air television channels.

In India Ashes will be broadcasted on Sony Pictures Network.