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Digital Subscription Service launching Feb. 3 for live, on-demand coverage of all 49 matches
ESPN also reaches agreement with DISH Network, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable to make coverage available on Pay Per View
ESPN will provide live and on-demand coverage in the U.S. of the entire ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 (February 13 to March 28) on a dedicated subscription streaming service, ESPNcricket2015.com, which will launch February 3. All 49 matches will be available live and on replay for $99.99. ESPN Cricket 2015 will provide coverage in both English and Hindi.
Additionally, ESPN has reached agreements with DISH Network, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable to make all 49 matches available live and in high definition to subscribers through each company’s pay per view platform.
“The Cricket World Cup is a unique event and we are excited to deliver it to fans in a new and unique way with the launch of ESPNcricket2015.com and our agreements with DISH Network, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable,” said Russell Wolff, Executive Vice President, ESPN. “As a complement to our core networks and the value of the multichannel environment, the launch of ESPNcricket2015.com is a dynamic way for us to deliver this event while continuing to explore with new ways to reach tech-savvy consumers and develop new expertise and agility in a dynamic media environment.”
The ICC Cricket World Cup will take place February 13 through March 28 in Australia and New Zealand, and will feature a 14-nation pool competing in One Day International (ODI) matches. The schedule is available here.
ICC Cricket World Cup on ESPN Cricket 2015
Through ESPNcricket2015.com, cricket fans in the U.S. will be able to purchase live and on-demand coverage of all 49 matches in the quadrennial tournament in the world’s second most popular sport, direct from ESPN.
ESPNcricket2015.com will launch live and begin taking subscriptions on Feb. 3. Fans will subscribe online, and can then watch matches on ESPNcricket2015.com or download and watch on the ESPN Cricket 2015 app for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets (Launching Feb. 11).
For the $99.99 price, fans get complete coverage including all matches with English and Hindi-language commentary streams, full and condensed (60-minute) replays on-demand and the ESPN’s flagship pre-, post- and mid-innings studio program ESPNcricinfo Match Point. ESPNcricinfo’s Match Point will be televised three times daily from on-site overlooking Sydney Harbour in Australia. Each show will range from 15 to 30 minutes, and will be hosted by Isa Guha and Raunak Kapoor. Joining them will be a panel of international experts including Michael Holding, Jonathon Trott and Ajit Agarkar.
ESPN has long history of embracing emerging content platforms and utilizing digital technologies to deliver content to sports fans across all media through multiple products. As part of that heritage, ESPN began delivering scores and content into EA SPORTS games as early as 2006. It was also the first to provide sports content to iTunes in 2006, began offering content via Xbox LIVE in 2010, delivered live streaming content via ESPN3 (and predecessor ESPN360) beginning in 2005, pioneered authenticated streaming simulcasting with WatchESPN and will celebrate the 20th anniversary of ESPN.com – the ground-breaking site that is the cornerstone of the leading suite of digital sports sites in the world – later this year.
ICC Cricket World Cup on DISH, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable Pay Per View
Through an agreement with ESPN, DISH Network, Mediacom and Time Warner Cable will offer live coverage of all 49 matches of the Cricket World Cup as well as ESPN’s flagship 30-minute pre- and post- match studio program ESPNcricinfo Match Point via pay per view to its subscribers. Fans can subscribe by contacting DISH, Mediacom or Time Warner Cable or ordering through their set-top box. Live coverage will be available in English.