Dubai TV Network Wins West Indies Cricket Rights For Seven Years
UAE-based Taj TV "has acquired television broadcast rights for West Indies cricket" for seven years beginning in January, according to the IANS. The deal will include "providing the television production for free-to-air stations throughout the Caribbean for the benefit of the West Indies cricket fans." Both parties have agreed, "on account of confidentiality clauses, not to publicly disclose the monetary value of the contract." Taj TV will feature 253 days of int'l cricket as part of the new rights deal. Ten Sports channel CEO Atul Pande said, "The recent upsurge in the West Indies team's quality further reinforces our view about our relationship with West Indies cricket going forward" (IANS, 11/3).