Amazon Prime Video became the first Indian streaming service to secure exclusive cricket rights after signing an agreement with New Zealand Cricket on Tuesday 10 November. NZC terminated the deal by acquiring India’s rights with the OTT platform through 2025-26.
Following the deal between NZC and Amazon, Prime Video has acquired the rights to stream all men’s and women’s international matches played in New Zealand, in ODI, Test and T20I formats, by the end of 2020-21.
The deal also included a tour of New Zealand to India in early 2022 and another tour, with dates yet to be announced. Now, Amazon is pushing to syndicate the rights to the 2020-21 season, which will begin in late November.
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Gaurav Gandhi, director and general manager of the country, Amazon Prime Video, said the streaming platform has a large fan following in India. Therefore, keeping the same in mind, he has taken steps to add cricket to his list.
Gandhi said in a statement, “Over the years Amazon Prime Video has become a destination known for world-class entertainment in India, be it our Amazon original series or the biggest blockbuster movies.”
“… We are thrilled to work with New Zealand cricket on this endeavor as they have a strong, passionate and much-loved cricket team, and the cricketing rivalry between the two countries has been fantastic.
He said, “We are happy to collaborate with New Zealand Cricket with our first live sports offering in India and we are confident that our Prime Minister will be happy with this initiative.”
New Zealand Cricket Chief Executive David White praised India for being an enthusiastic cricket for the following countries. “India has always been important to the viewership of NZC; No other country follows cricket like India, so it is exciting to announce this agreement with India’s leading dreamer, ”he said.
Earlier this year, Prime Video released the documentary “The Test: A New Era” for the Australia team. After the ball tampering scandal and how it was liked, it was about a trip to Australia Steve smith And David Warner bounced back. It also streamed the Emmy-winning Amazon original “All or Nothing”.