ESPN Caribbean Digital Platforms Enhanced in Time for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

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ESPN Caribbean Digital Platforms Enhanced in Time for 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup

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ESPN Play to Stream All Matches Live and ESPNcricinfo Debuts New App

ESPN Caribbean has amped up its digital reach with live coverage of the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup from February 13 via ESPN Play — ESPN’s multiscreen live and on-demand broadband service.  ESPN Play is available for no additional cost to fans who receive ESPN as part of their pay TV subscription through participating service providers.  All 49 matches across 14 venues in Australia and New Zealand will be streamed live on ESPN Play simultaneously to ESPN’s high definition television coverage.  Knockouts commence March 17 and culminate in the Final on March 28 in Melbourne, Australia.

ESPN Play is ESPN’s broadband network for live sports programming.  It harnesses the high-end quality and production values of ESPN’s two HD Caribbean television networks to deliver a rich, interactive, and easy-to-use online experience.  ESPN Play broadcasts thousands of live games and exclusive events each year. This year that lineup includes the ICC Cricket World Cup, the eleventh edition of one of the biggest sporting events in the world and one of particular interest to Caribbean fans.  Fans can watch the Windies on ESPN Play open against Ireland this Sunday Feb 15 at 4:30 PM ET.

To start watching ESPN Play:

  • Visit on desktop, tablet or mobile.
  • Select your TV provider when prompted.
  • Enter your TV subscription username and password.
  • If your cable provider is not listed, please contact them directly and ask for ESPN Play.

ESPN will also provide deeper digital cricket coverage of the World Cup via the new ESPNcricinfo mobile app; the new app features faster-than-ever updates and a dedicated World Cup section. West Indies fans will get all the latest Windies news, calendars and realtime scores as well as access to new tools to interact with other cricket fans. In addition to exclusive World Cup content, archived tournament data is also readily available on the app for reporters, journalists and statisticians.

“Mobile is critical to the modern fan, and is central to all of our thinking at ESPNcricinfo and across ESPN digital,” said Ramesh Kumar, Head of ESPNcricinfo and ESPN India. “The new app offers enhanced performance and superior user interface, as well as new features and sections, and all of the industry-leading, trusted content that cricket fans turn to ESPNcricinfo for.”

In addition to the home page being redesigned as a more multimedia friendly cricket hub, another app upgrade comes in the form of Match Centre – restructured featuring full scorecard, commentary and a new summary feature allowing for a quick preview of each piece of content, as well as extensive match coverage. With its improved functionality and a newly enhanced user interface experience across all content, the updated ESPNcricinfo app is available on iOS, Android and Windows 8.

ESPNcricinfo has also partnered with Google to launch ‘Now’ cards, which is another way for cricket fans to receive real-time and relevant updates anytime and anywhere on their mobile. The ‘Now’ cards provide users with the latest information directly in the Google app, based on their preferences set within the ESPNcricinfo app. Using preferences such as favorite teams, players and events, relevant and focused Google ‘Now’ cards are displayed on the user’s handset, keeping the cricket fan updated on all World Cup content. The new feature is available globally in the Google app for Android devices. To get this feature, users must download the Google app from Google Play and activate preferences from within the ESPNcricinfo app.

Ardi Dwornik

I oversee all facets of ESPN’s corporate communications for Tennis and Combat Sports.
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