The Hero Caribbean Premier League, which got underway in St Lucia on Friday, is having more coverage reach than ever before. The CPL is being beamed live in 80 countries, which includes free live broadcast by Facebook to 64 countries.
The CPL action is broadcast in the United States by Willow TV, the primary cricket broadcaster in the US. Willow will also show the Friday night matches live on its Facebook page free of any cost. This will be the first time that Willow have brought coverage to cricket fans across the US region with coverage of all the 34 Hero CPL matches.
“North America is a hugely important part of what the Hero CPL have planned and having a broadcasting partner that is so committed to bring top quality cricket coverage to viewers across the region is hugely important to us. It is great to have Willow on board with us for 2017,” CPL Chief Operating Officer Peter Russell had said.
Sony 6 is the official broadcaster for the India sub-continent, including India.
|Africa – Sub Sahara||Econet|
|Barbados||PLAY GO OTT (app)|
|Bet to win (streaming)||Perform|
|Bosnia & Herzegovina|
|India||Facebook (first 3 overs each innings)|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports|
|Sri Lanka||Sony 6|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||Digicel Play|
|United Kingdom||BT Sport|
|United States of America||Willow|
“The Biggest Party in Sport” – an hour-long weekly magazine show – is also broadcast every Friday. CPL’s fifth year is going to be the most innovative so far. In addition to the highlights packages provided through Facebook, Twitter and Instagram there will also be unique content from players and coaches.
The Hero CPL will be broadcast live by UNILAD through their Facebook channel in the UK and Ireland. This the first time a sports league is being broadcast through UNILAD. All 34 matches will be live and for free in the UK and Ireland and UNILAD will also be getting exclusive behind the scenes footage of the tournament to bring their followers a real flavour of the Biggest Party in Sport.
The tournament final is slated for September 9.