Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) 2012, a professional Twenty20 cricket league in Bangladesh, will start on 10 February 2012 with six franchises consisting of players from around the world.
Broadcast rights for BPLT20 have been awarded to the Asian sports network ESPN-Star Sports.
The Asian sports network has acquired the telecast rights of BPL for a period of three years, starting 2012 running through to 2014.
ESS will showcase the tournament across Asia, along with Channel 9 which will broadcast the tournament domestically in Bangladesh.
The matches will be telecast live on Star Cricket and Star Sports.
ESS director-programming Joyee Biswas said, “We are delighted to support the expansion of T20 to Bangladesh by bringing this exciting new tournament to cricket fans in Asia.
“As the rights holder for some of the globe’s best cricket events including ICC World T20, CL T20, India-Australia test matches, ODI tri-series between Australia, India and Sri Lanka, and England-Australia ODIs, we are pleased to add Bangladesh Premier League to our portfolio of top cricket coverage.”
Channel 9 MD Enayetur Rahman said, “As the first GEC channel of Bangladesh with a mix of Sports and Entertainment, and the producer of BPL T20, we are pleased to partner with ESPN STAR Sports to bring BPL to cricket lovers and look forward to a long term relationship.”
|Channel 9 Bangladesh||Bangladesh||Bangladesh|
(Broadcast beginning February 11, 2012)
|India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea|
|NTV UK||England, Channel Islands, Isle of Man, Republic of Ireland, Scotland, Wales||United Kingdom, Ireland|
|NTV (Bangladesh)||Northern Europe||Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland|