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December 22, 2016

Cricket Australia complete rights deals in Fiji and Papua New Guinea

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Cricket Australia has signed broadcast rights deals in Fiji and Papua New Guinea for Australia’s international matches and the Big Bash League.

Commercial broadcaster Fiji TV has signed an exclusive, two-season deal for rights to the BBL covering the 2016-17 and 2017-18 seasons. All matches will be shown on Fiji One.

In Papua New Guinea, Cricket Australia has signed agreements with both free-to-air operators for the next two years.

Public-service broadcaster NBC PNG will cover Australian men’s and women’s internationals played in Australia, with its contract including the 2017-18 Ashes series against England.

Commercial broadcaster EMTV has secured exclusive free-to-air rights to the BBL.

CA’s executive general manager of media, communications and marketing, Ben Amarfio, commented: “It’s great that our Pacific neighbours and their passionate cricket fans can enjoy the very best of our game.”


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