Cricket South Africa (CSA) and Global Sports Commerce (GSC), the Commercial Right Holder of Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20), have announced their partnership with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPN) for the first-ever season of the MSL T20 in India and the subcontinent.
SPN’s sports channels Sony Six, Sony Ten 2 and Sony ESPN will telecast MSL T20 matches, including the Play Off and the grand finale on December 16.
Season 1 of the MSL T20 will also be available on GSC’s partner OTT Platform Cricket Gateway on app and website www.cricketgateway.com.
The sports channels of SPN holds the broadcast rights of international cricket in various countries like Australia, South Africa, England, West Indies, etc.
Thabang Moroe, CSA, Chief Executive, said, "We are more than excited to have concluded this partnership with SPN, who will be bringing 28 matches live throughout India and the subcontinent. Our goal has always been to showcase the Mzansi Super League tournament and our South African culture throughout the world, and this is the perfect platform to do that."
Rajesh Kaul, Chief Revenue Officer and Head, Sports Business, SPN, said, “Sony Pictures Networks is heavily invested in expanding its cricket portfolio and growing its sports offerings. We are pleased to announce that we are the official broadcasters of the inaugural edition of the Mzansi Super League (MSL) Twenty20 (T20) franchise cricket tournament. T20 cricket is an appealing fast-paced format and viewers can look forward to some great cricketing action from marquee players from around the world.”
Commenting on the association MS Muralidharan, CEO, Global Sports Commerce Pte. Ltd., said, “We are delighted to have SPN, one of India’s biggest broadcasters collaborate with us. With its wide market reach in India and subcontinent, this association will ensure that all the India-based South Africa cricket fans will enjoy this league which I’m sure will make history of a kind.”
ITW Consulting, global sports management company through Global Sports Commerce (GSC), has acquired on-ground rights, sponsorships and Innovate production FZE has bagged the global broadcast production from Cricket South Africa (CSA) for the Mzansi Super League T20 (MSL T20), and will be official international commercial and broadcast partner for the next five years.