ESPN Star get TV rights for CL T20

Updated: 18 November 2008 08:12 IST

ESPN STAR Sports has won the long-term global television production rights for the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to be held next month.

ESPN Star get TV rights for CL T20

New Delhi:

ESPN STAR Sports (ESS) has won the long-term global television production rights for the Champions League Twenty20 cricket tournament to be held next month.

The channel had recently acquired the global commercial rights of the league for a period of 10 years after a successful bid.

ESS and Champions League Twenty20 officials are currently finalising the necessary agreement.

The channel will use of as many as 34 cameras at each venue to cover all the matches -- the highest number of cameras used to cover any multi venue cricket tournament to date.

It will include angles like aerial views with Fly cameras, a boundary side field camera to showcase fielding and a new mid-wicket camera position to highlight running between the wickets that will deliver another new viewing dimension to viewers.

In addition, a special anthem for the tournament has been composed by the renowned musician A R Rahman.

"Champions League 2020 is the marquee global tournament where only the top Twenty20 club teams from top cricketing nations qualify to compete for the greatest honour, to be adjudged as the Champion of Champions.

"This World Championship therefore positions itself as a one of its kind international tournament. We are committed to setting a new benchmark in the way cricket will be produced, presented and distributed across the globe," Manu Sawhney, Managing Director, ESPN STAR Sports, said.

ESS also holds the exclusive global telecast rights of all ICC events till 2015.

Topics : Cricket
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