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    Sky Sports, Willow TV, Flow Sports, & Sky NZ join SuperSport to show Pak cricket and PSL (2021-23)

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    • Willow TV, Flow Sports, Sky Sports and Sky NZ join SuperSport to showcase Pakistan international cricket and HBL Pakistan Super League till 2023

    • PCB to produce cricket in High Definition with other latest broadcast specifications and tools

    Lahore, 21 January 2021:

    Resumption of cricket in Pakistan has attracted household sport broadcasters across the globe to partner with the Pakistan Cricket Board and secure media rights for the HBL Pakistan Super League and all home bilateral international matches till 2023.

    After premier sport networks PTV Sports and SuperSport had acquired Pakistan and Africa region’s media rights for Pakistan cricket, respectively last year, the PCB has now signed partnerships in North America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

    As such, fans and supporters of Pakistan cricket will now be able to follow Babar Azam and his side as well as the HBL Pakistan Super League in North America though Willow TV, in the Caribbean through Flow Sports, in the United Kingdom through Sky Sports and in New Zealand through Sky NZ.

    Discussions with potential broadcasters in Australia, Middle East and South Asia are underway and further details will be provided in due course.

    The PCB had worked in close collaboration with its international media rights consultant Colgan Bauer and carried out a stringent analysis of each market. This included devising rights packaging and processes to enhance competition and quality broadcasters from all markets.

    Until the end of 2022, Pakistan has lined-up a series of mouth-watering international cricket and topped up with the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021, 2022 and 2023, fans can brace to experience the most exciting and thrilling cricket to be participated in by some of the modern day elite cricketers.

    Pakistan’s upcoming home bilateral cricket includes:

    • 2021 – vs South Africa (Tests & T20Is), New Zealand (white-ball), England (men’s and women’s T20Is) and the West Indies (white-ball)

    • 2022 – Australia (full tour), England (Tests & ODIs) and New Zealand (Tests & ODIs)

    • 2023 – FTP to be confirmed

    PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “Despite the challenging Covid-19 times, these remain incredibly exciting times for Pakistan cricket. The homecoming of all cricket has attracted leading sport broadcast partners to place Pakistan cricket on their networks which, in turn, will provide enhanced access to our fans and supporters across the world to follow and stay connected with us.

    “This is a huge achievement for the PCB, not only in terms of succeeding in taking cricket to our global fans through these popular networks but to also maximise and exploit our media rights to ensure we continue to invest in our player welfare and development as well as cricketing infrastructure.

    “It has been a calculated and strategic approach by the PCB and it revolved around bringing cricket back to Pakistan before we aggressively exploit our media rights programme. Till the HBL Pakistan Super League 2023, the world’s most attractive and leading international cricketers will be playing cricket in Pakistan and this is too tempting an opportunity for any top broadcaster to miss out on.

    “The interest of these global sport networks also reflects that Pakistan cricket remains an attractive product for the international broadcasters. We now need to make our product bigger and stronger so that we can extend these partnerships and relationship beyond 2023.”

    Sky Sports Director of Cricket, Bryan Henderson said: “We’re delighted to add Pakistan cricket to our portfolio starting with the visit of South Africa later this month, followed by the excellent HBL Pakistan Super League T20 tournament. Later in the year England’s men and women’s teams will play in Karachi – we can’t wait.

    “This announcement is a fantastic way to begin 2021 for Sky Sports as we look forward to a thrilling domestic summer of cricket which includes The Hundred for the very first time in addition to the visit of Pakistan in a busy international calendar for England.”

    Sky NZ chief executive Sophie Moloney: “We are delighted to add international PCB matches to our fantastic cricket line-up on Sky Sport. Our customers value the very best sporting content, and it’s our pleasure to be able to secure this for 2021 and beyond.”

    Willow TV SVP Operations, Todd Myers: “Willow TV's goal is to serve cricket fans in the US and Canada with the best cricket from around the globe.

    “Our continued relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board and the HBL Pakistan Super League allows us to do just that by showcasing PCB's world-class players and competitions exclusively across all of Willow TV's platforms.”

    Director, Entertainment Networks & Media Ops, Michael Look Tong: “Flow Sports is absolutely pleased to partner with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to distribute their home series and HBL Pakistan Super League T20 in the Caribbean. Pakistan has a long cricket history in the region and has gained many fans over the decades.

    “Several years ago we introduced the HBL Pakistan Super League T20 which enabled us to showcase many Caribbean players including Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Carlos Braithwaite, to the delight of our customers.

    “We’re excited that the PCB is now part of our international cricket portfolio - the largest in the Caribbean.
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    • Willow TV, Flow Sports, Sky Sports and Sky NZ join SuperSport to showcase Pakistan international cricket and HBL Pakistan Super League till 2023

    • PCB to produce cricket in High Definition with other latest broadcast specifications and tools

    Lahore, 21 January 2021:

    Resumption of cricket in Pakistan has attracted household sport broadcasters across the globe to partner with the Pakistan Cricket Board and secure media rights for the HBL Pakistan Super League and all home bilateral international matches till 2023.

    After premier sport networks PTV Sports and SuperSport had acquired Pakistan and Africa region’s media rights for Pakistan cricket, respectively last year, the PCB has now signed partnerships in North America, the Caribbean, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

    As such, fans and supporters of Pakistan cricket will now be able to follow Babar Azam and his side as well as the HBL Pakistan Super League in North America though Willow TV, in the Caribbean through Flow Sports, in the United Kingdom through Sky Sports and in New Zealand through Sky NZ.

    Discussions with potential broadcasters in Australia, Middle East and South Asia are underway and further details will be provided in due course.

    The PCB had worked in close collaboration with its international media rights consultant Colgan Bauer and carried out a stringent analysis of each market. This included devising rights packaging and processes to enhance competition and quality broadcasters from all markets.

    Until the end of 2022, Pakistan has lined-up a series of mouth-watering international cricket and topped up with the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021, 2022 and 2023, fans can brace to experience the most exciting and thrilling cricket to be participated in by some of the modern day elite cricketers.

    Pakistan’s upcoming home bilateral cricket includes:

    • 2021 – vs South Africa (Tests & T20Is), New Zealand (white-ball), England (men’s and women’s T20Is) and the West Indies (white-ball)

    • 2022 – Australia (full tour), England (Tests & ODIs) and New Zealand (Tests & ODIs)

    • 2023 – FTP to be confirmed

    PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “Despite the challenging Covid-19 times, these remain incredibly exciting times for Pakistan cricket. The homecoming of all cricket has attracted leading sport broadcast partners to place Pakistan cricket on their networks which, in turn, will provide enhanced access to our fans and supporters across the world to follow and stay connected with us.

    “This is a huge achievement for the PCB, not only in terms of succeeding in taking cricket to our global fans through these popular networks but to also maximise and exploit our media rights to ensure we continue to invest in our player welfare and development as well as cricketing infrastructure.

    “It has been a calculated and strategic approach by the PCB and it revolved around bringing cricket back to Pakistan before we aggressively exploit our media rights programme. Till the HBL Pakistan Super League 2023, the world’s most attractive and leading international cricketers will be playing cricket in Pakistan and this is too tempting an opportunity for any top broadcaster to miss out on.

    “The interest of these global sport networks also reflects that Pakistan cricket remains an attractive product for the international broadcasters. We now need to make our product bigger and stronger so that we can extend these partnerships and relationship beyond 2023.”

    Sky Sports Director of Cricket, Bryan Henderson said: “We’re delighted to add Pakistan cricket to our portfolio starting with the visit of South Africa later this month, followed by the excellent HBL Pakistan Super League T20 tournament. Later in the year England’s men and women’s teams will play in Karachi – we can’t wait.

    “This announcement is a fantastic way to begin 2021 for Sky Sports as we look forward to a thrilling domestic summer of cricket which includes The Hundred for the very first time in addition to the visit of Pakistan in a busy international calendar for England.”

    Sky NZ chief executive Sophie Moloney: “We are delighted to add international PCB matches to our fantastic cricket line-up on Sky Sport. Our customers value the very best sporting content, and it’s our pleasure to be able to secure this for 2021 and beyond.”

    Willow TV SVP Operations, Todd Myers: “Willow TV's goal is to serve cricket fans in the US and Canada with the best cricket from around the globe.

    “Our continued relationship with the Pakistan Cricket Board and the HBL Pakistan Super League allows us to do just that by showcasing PCB's world-class players and competitions exclusively across all of Willow TV's platforms.”

    Director, Entertainment Networks & Media Ops, Michael Look Tong: “Flow Sports is absolutely pleased to partner with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to distribute their home series and HBL Pakistan Super League T20 in the Caribbean. Pakistan has a long cricket history in the region and has gained many fans over the decades.

    “Several years ago we introduced the HBL Pakistan Super League T20 which enabled us to showcase many Caribbean players including Chris Gayle, Dwayne Bravo and Carlos Braithwaite, to the delight of our customers.

    “We’re excited that the PCB is now part of our international cricket portfolio - the largest in the Caribbean.
    Uh, how much is the PCB earning from these deals individually and combined? That needs to be disclosed so that the performance of the PCB can be gauged better

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    where's Sony

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    Pakistan has got good teams at home, hence skysports and others are interested

    SA, NZ, Aus and Eng.

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    Welldone Wasim Khan and Mani, thats huge, I have read somewhere that Sony also will show Pak vs South Africa?

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    You deserve it.

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    No tensports?

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    Outstanding acheivement in a difficult, pandemic hit television market.

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    Ptv need to revamp their broadcast quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The cricket enthusiast View Post
    where's Sony
    From op
    Discussions with potential broadcasters in Australia, Middle East and South Asia are underway and further details will be provided in due course.

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    Hmm from the FTP list above am i missing something..do we just play South Africa in Tests this year nobody else?

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    Still some people questions the descion of appointing Waseem Khan.

    Well done PCB & Waseem Khan.

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    Can those frothing at the mouth at Wasim Khan give him credit when it's due

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    Full credit to wasim khan

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    With the pandemic around, this is awesome news for all cricket fans.

    Finally we get guranteed HD cricket 🏏.

    Top marks to PCB for this, hopefully we can get good pre + post ceremonies from Sky like they do for England home series etc.

    Think a lot of credit has to go to presenters like Zainab, Fakhar-e-Alam and Wasim for bringing us closer to the English audience. Put in Bazid and Rameez and it doesnít look or sound a word away from world class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by observer1 View Post
    Can those frothing at the mouth at Wasim Khan give him credit when it's due
    there's only one in particular who continues to froth at anything positive about pakistan.

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    Great job on this front.

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    Don't want sky would have preferred bt sport

    Reason being with now tv stream , sky has a habit of sticking games you want to watch on red button , and you can't use red button services with now tv sports package , so you have to subscribe to proper box package with 24 month contract to use the red button service.

    So example if England were playing sri lanka and pakistan were playing South africa, sky would put the England fixture on sky cricket and the pakistan vs south africa would be relegated to the red button service. So for now tv subscribers they won't able to watch

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazkhan View Post
    Don't want sky would have preferred bt sport

    Reason being with now tv stream , sky has a habit of sticking games you want to watch on red button , and you can't use red button services with now tv sports package , so you have to subscribe to proper box package with 24 month contract to use the red button service.

    So example if England were playing sri lanka and pakistan were playing South africa, sky would put the England fixture on sky cricket and the pakistan vs south africa would be relegated to the red button service. So for now tv subscribers they won't able to watch
    Nah itís on Sky Sports Mix when Englandís Test is showing on the cricket channel.

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    Congrats, those are some fine deals.
    Sony Liv in India maybe? That would be nice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by The cricket enthusiast View Post
    where's Sony
    Still negotiating.



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    Quote Originally Posted by BigShak View Post
    Nah itís on Sky Sports Mix when Englandís Test is showing on the cricket channel.
    That's a relief just checked the schedule

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    Will the PCB give a breakdown of the broadcast revenue earned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChTab View Post
    Still some people questions the descion of appointing Waseem Khan.

    Well done PCB & Waseem Khan.
    Only those with agenda against Pakistan and Imran Khan in particular.

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    More likely sony for indian cricket lovers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Will the PCB give a breakdown of the broadcast revenue earned?
    Northing yet.

    I'm sure it will come out in the accounts eventually or via a PCB leak.



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    what about Indian audiences. We too like to watch these matches on good channels like Sony rather than some unknown and newbies sports channel. There were rumours about Sony but no confirmation yet. SA test series is very close do it fast PCB.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Northing yet.

    I'm sure it will come out in the accounts eventually or via a PCB leak.
    Lol, they have to be transparent about this stuff otherwise how can people judge if the present PCB administration has done a job vs prior administrations?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Lol, they have to be transparent about this stuff otherwise how can people judge if the present PCB administration has done a job vs prior administrations?
    Why does the broadcast worth reflect on the performance? Itís based on market size and viewership potential, not how good the PCB itself is at negotiating.

    Exceptions would be if itís a particularly bad or particularly good deal

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Why does the broadcast worth reflect on the performance? Itís based on market size and viewership potential, not how good the PCB itself is at negotiating.

    Exceptions would be if itís a particularly bad or particularly good deal
    Exactly.
    Money talks. End of.

    As long as both parties are honest, it happens. It does say a lot about previous boards and lack of deals in the UK etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thunderbolt14 View Post
    Why does the broadcast worth reflect on the performance? It’s based on market size and viewership potential, not how good the PCB itself is at negotiating.

    Exceptions would be if it’s a particularly bad or particularly good deal
    The PCB was offered $150 million by Ten Sports for 5 years, the only ended up with $60 million because India refused to tour Pakistan or play Pakistan in the UAE.

    My question is that the deals that EM, WK have negotiated with these broadcasters and are negotiating further with other broadcasters, are they going to bring the PCB more than $150 million especially considering we are not playing against India anytime soon? Surely the PCB PTV deal which the PCB projects will help them earn $200 million in the next 3 years would have strengthened PCB's negotiating powers with all of these external international broadcasters.

    Anyways if the likes of EM, WK have managed to bring a total of $150 million plus from all of the these broadcasters combined especially considering we aren't hosting India anytime soon, then their achievement will be truly remarkable.

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    If EM, WK have ended up bring tremendous broadcast revenue to the PCB overall in a Covid world, where we aren't hosting India and the fact that our Cricket team is ranked in the bottom tier in all formats, then you just have to take your hat off to them.

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    wow great news well done to wasim khan

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    I asked WK on how much revenue the PCB is actually getting from these deals. I don't want to disclose the platform but i will give you his response

    We signed a 3 year $200 million "local" broadcast deal with PTV in September 2020. Our international broadcast rights figure under confidentiality agreements. The PTV deal gives you an idea of the level!. Our previous deal was worth $50 million in total
    Based on his response i think the PCB has gotten a much bigger amount compared to the previous deal which is remarkable considering we are facing a Covid world, Pakistan is not hosting India at home or on a neutral venue and the team's bottom 3 rankings in all formats testify to the fact that it sucks right now and the fact we don't have enough quality world class international players playing in the PSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by saeed5646 View Post
    Discussions with potential broadcasters in Australia, Middle East and South Asia are underway and further details will be provided in due course.
    As far as Australia is concerned except for Fox/Kayo, there aren't any options anyways. At least I am not aware of any competition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    As far as Australia is concerned except for Fox/Kayo, there aren't any options anyways. At least I am not aware of any competition.
    Bein Sports which showed PSL last time around ..

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    How about Astro Cricket Malaysia. They used to cover Pakistani home matches until last year ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaaik View Post
    Bein Sports which showed PSL last time around ..
    yeah but I will be surprised if Fox does not get this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    As far as Australia is concerned except for Fox/Kayo, there aren't any options anyways. At least I am not aware of any competition.
    Channel 9's streaming service Stan is looking for cricket content for its subscribers after securing rights to rugby union. I won't be surprised if they show more interest than Fox.

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    The PCB is also planning to build an OTT, it is currently in progress. The broadcasters will also have live streaming rights and the PCB will find other ways to monetize Youtube as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by giri26 View Post
    yeah but I will be surprised if Fox does not get this.
    Letís hope so .. their break free telecast is just amazing .. even channel 9 wouldnít be that bad ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    The PCB is also planning to build an OTT, it is currently in progress. The broadcasters will also have live streaming rights and the PCB will find other ways to monetize Youtube as well
    OTT is the future and has a tremendous amount of growth potential. Thank God that we have people in PCB now who actually have an idea how broadcasting technology is evolving. I m sure it has lot to do with Ehsan Mani who knows how to sell a product ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by shaaik View Post
    OTT is the future and has a tremendous amount of growth potential. Thank God that we have people in PCB now who actually have an idea how broadcasting technology is evolving. I m sure it has lot to do with Ehsan Mani who knows how to sell a product ..
    Lol Ehsan Mani comes across as a lethargic, old fashioned, slow decision making individual especially because he doesn't come on the media every day and doesn't give sensationalist interviews, statements, masala comments frequently but the man is very smart. He was on the ICC finance committee and he was the ex ICC chairman. He knows how money in cricket is generated and multiplied. WK to his credit didn't even take credit for the PTV deal and instead credited Ehsan Mani's vision and work behind the scenes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Saj View Post
    Still negotiating.
    Maybe they want to keep it low-key.
    Hope all goes well this time.
    enough of drama's and silly stuff..
    expecting some good quality cricket from PSL & Home games in pak

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Lol Ehsan Mani comes across as a lethargic, old fashioned, slow decision making individual especially because he doesn't come on the media every day and doesn't give sensationalist interviews, statements, masala comments frequently but the man is very smart. He was on the ICC finance committee and he was the ex ICC chairman. He knows how money in cricket is generated and multiplied. WK to his credit didn't even take credit for the PTV deal and instead credited Ehsan Mani's vision and work behind the scenes
    I just cdnt agree more with you. The only reason why some people here and in media criticize him is only coz of him being an Imran khanís pick otherwise heís the only PCB chairman who warrants his place on merit compared to the buffoons we have had running the show in last 2 decades.

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    Will the deal with Sony be done before the South Africa series? Any idea?

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    They need to get BeIN sports for mideast coverage!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sam_ahm View Post
    Will the deal with Sony be done before the South Africa series? Any idea?
    That's the plan, yes.



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    Has anyone got any figures of how much these deals are worth ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by azimiqbal View Post
    Has anyone got any figures of how much these deals are worth ?
    PCB wont release the numbers because the agreements have confidentiality clauses. But based on my brief convo with WK, he hinted that the PCB got $50 million last time from 2015-2020 and they are projected to make $200 million in 3 years from the PTV deal which covers the right for PTV to air Pakistan's domestic cricket, home series in Pakistan alone and therefore you can comfortably rest assured that the PCB will be doing its utmost to get a much better deal than last time. Ten Sports who offered the PCB $150 million from 2015-2020 but ended up only paying $50 million because India went back on its tour to Pakistan, apparently this time offered the PCB $25 million for the next 3-4 years and the PCB told them to move on.

    It makes sense too. If an international broadcaster tries to low ball the PCB with a poor offer, the PCB can easily pressurize and negotiate with a stronger bargaining power for more money citing the $200 million deal.

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    This is some good stuff but let’s not over celebrate this. Most important thing is to have a system where are producing quality international cricketers. That’s what we need to be concentrating on. This stuff should be done with minimal fuss like how it has been done.

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    Does this mean matches will not be shown on youtube anymore?

    I live in the UK and do not have any TV, any idea how do I watch?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    This is some good stuff but let’s not over celebrate this. Most important thing is to have a system where are producing quality international cricketers. That’s what we need to be concentrating on. This stuff should be done with minimal fuss like how it has been done.
    Organizations have to highlight their achievements especially in a ruthless cricketing environment like ours where ex players, sports reporters, ex chairmen are taking snipe shots, digs at the PCB daily regarding what have they actually done, achieved?
    Last edited by The Viper; 23rd January 2021 at 05:22.

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    Apparently according to WK, the PCB is negotiating deals with broadcasters in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, Australia seperately. If no reasonable deal is found then the PCB will go for open streaming services available in the respective countries as well.

    The PCB will retain sole control of the entire production and will only provide a feed to the broadcaster.

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    Whatever the figures are there is no reason for domestic cricketers not be earning 10 times more then they currently are

    And for Pakistan test cricketers should all be making a minimum of $50,000 a year

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    I was just looking at the countries where the BCCI has sold the IPL rights too, the PCB should also look to target the following broadcasters in the remaining countries

    Afghanistan (Lemar TV, Ariana, RTA TV)

    Australia (Network Ten, One HD, Fox Cricket)

    Bangladesh (Maasranga, Channel 9)

    Bhutan (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Brunei (Astro)

    Canada (Rogers Media (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet One, Omni Television, Ethnic Channels Group, CricketGateway)

    Hong Kong (PCCW)

    India (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Malaysia (Astro)

    Arab world (OSN Sports, BeIN Sports)

    Nepal (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Singapore (StarHub, Singtel, YuppTV)

    Sri Lanka (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Worldwide Digital Rights (Times Internet, Disney+ Hotstar)

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    Would prefer BT but as someone in the UK this is still fantastic compared to god awful coverage or none at all.

    I missed out on the deal a week ago to get the NOW TV pass for 25 quid ended up paying 34 quid which is still a bit too pricey

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    Well this should be able to pay domestic cricket costs, and ensure departmental cricket never comes back.

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    Not disclosing the details is making all these deals fishy. NAB should closely monitor Mani's & WK's bank accounts & assets.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Organizations have to highlight their achievements especially in a ruthless cricketing environment like ours where ex players, sports reporters, ex chairmen are taking snipe shots, digs at the PCB daily regarding what have they actually done, achieved?
    Top organisations ignore outside noise and do what they need to.

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    Sky is still better than BT imo who tend to take ads pretty quickly and at annoying times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigShak View Post
    Sky is still better than BT imo who tend to take ads pretty quickly and at annoying times.
    But BT doesn’t have non HD channels where they re-allocate not England matches to like Sky does

    I called up sky to check if Sky sports mix is in HD and they confirmed to me it isn’t.

    A lot of Pakistan’s matches will probably be relocated to this channel


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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    But BT doesn’t have non HD channels where they re-allocate not England matches to like Sky does

    I called up sky to check if Sky sports mix is in HD and they confirmed to me it isn’t.

    A lot of Pakistan’s matches will probably be relocated to this channel
    Whoever you spoke to at Sky is clueless then. I get Sky Sports Mix HD on my box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hasan123 View Post
    This is some good stuff but let’s not over celebrate this. Most important thing is to have a system where are producing quality international cricketers. That’s what we need to be concentrating on. This stuff should be done with minimal fuss like how it has been done.
    The more money they make.the more they invest and improves wages for the domestic cricketers it also help them choose between other foreign leagues and doesmtic tournament's.better facilities,better coaches you have to have the money to do this thou

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    Quote Originally Posted by SensiblePakFan View Post
    Well this should be able to pay domestic cricket costs, and ensure departmental cricket never comes back.
    they need to increase the fees in 4 day cricket espically and international cricketers

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    Any chance of watching the match without any TV?
    Is there any app for UK viewers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigShak View Post
    Whoever you spoke to at Sky is clueless then. I get Sky Sports Mix HD on my box.
    Itís FHD for sure ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rana View Post
    But BT doesnít have non HD channels where they re-allocate not England matches to like Sky does

    I called up sky to check if Sky sports mix is in HD and they confirmed to me it isnít.

    A lot of Pakistanís matches will probably be relocated to this channel
    I think I mentioned to you before SkySports Mix HD is absolutely HD but it is part of Sky Signature/Entertainment pack so non SkSports subscribers can sample some sport. To get SkySports Mix HD you need to get the base Entertainment Signature pack HD. You may subscribe to SkySports pack in HD pack but you wonít get Mix HD unless you subscribe to it.
    I hope that helps and some of the call centre people donít have a clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I was just looking at the countries where the BCCI has sold the IPL rights too, the PCB should also look to target the following broadcasters in the remaining countries

    Afghanistan (Lemar TV, Ariana, RTA TV)

    Australia (Network Ten, One HD, Fox Cricket)

    Bangladesh (Maasranga, Channel 9)

    Bhutan (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Brunei (Astro)

    Canada (Rogers Media (Sportsnet World, Sportsnet One, Omni Television, Ethnic Channels Group, CricketGateway)

    Hong Kong (PCCW)

    India (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Malaysia (Astro)

    Arab world (OSN Sports, BeIN Sports)

    Nepal (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Singapore (StarHub, Singtel, YuppTV)

    Sri Lanka (Sony Sports Network, Star Sports Network)

    Worldwide Digital Rights (Times Internet, Disney+ Hotstar)
    Well i just checked Sony tv schedule on my TATA sky for 26th jan
    and as you can see.. On ten2 HD PAK vs SA live
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    NAB, Pakistani Parliament should double check the PCB Broadcast deals

    I don't feel comfortable with the PCB refusing to divulge, reveal the revenue that they have signed up to receive from all these broad casters under the pretext of confidentiality clauses in the contract. There has to be an independent, transparent evaluation, oversight of these contracts to ensure no hanky panky is going on

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    I don't feel comfortable with the PCB refusing to divulge, reveal the revenue that they have signed up to receive from all these broad casters under the pretext of confidentiality clauses in the contract. There has to be an independent, transparent evaluation, oversight of these contracts to ensure no hanky panky is going on
    Isnt this the job the board of Governors. One of the reasons could be to stop RSS types to use the figures from Sony to stop the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewal Express View Post
    Isnt this the job the board of Governors. One of the reasons could be to stop RSS types to use the figures from Sony to stop the deal.
    It doesn't explain why the PCB will not explain the details about all the other deals.

    Some Indian posters are expressing outrage at Sony for this treachery and demanding the BJP govt to stop the sony deal which according to one India posters was giving the PCB $200 million a year which i find crazy and ludicrous because not even the BCCI is achieving that much. But bottomline these broadcast deals involve huge sums of money and if the PCB is not revealing the sums then someone independent has to step in to examine the contracts in order to ensure that nothing nefarious is going on behind the scenes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    It doesn't explain why the PCB will not explain the details about all the other deals.

    Some Indian posters are expressing outrage at Sony for this treachery and demanding the BJP govt to stop the sony deal which according to one India posters was giving the PCB $200 million a year which i find crazy and ludicrous because not even the BCCI is achieving that much. But bottomline these broadcast deals involve huge sums of money and if the PCB is not revealing the sums then someone independent has to step in to examine the contracts in order to ensure that nothing nefarious is going on behind the scenes.
    As the PCB isn't a publicly listed entity, they are under no obligation to disclose details of their commercial transactions to the public.

    In any case, it's not in their interest to disclose these sums as it would likely impact the value of the broadcasting contract in different markets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    As the PCB isn't a publicly listed entity, they are under no obligation to disclose details of their commercial transactions to the public.

    In any case, it's not in their interest to disclose these sums as it would likely impact the value of the broadcasting contract in different markets.
    Thats not true, Ehsan Mani used the same argument in his last national assembly meeting with the parliamentarians and they then threw the rule book at him where they proved that under the laws of the country, the PCB had to answer any questions that the National Assembly sports committee demanded answers too and the commercial transactions of the PCB falls under their remit as well. Disclosing the value of these broadcasting contracts is being transparent and gives confidence that no corruption is taking place behind the scenes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Thats not true, Ehsan Mani used the same argument in his last national assembly meeting with the parliamentarians and they then threw the rule book at him where they proved that under the laws of the country, the PCB had to answer any questions that the National Assembly sports committee demanded answers too and the commercial transactions of the PCB falls under their remit as well. Disclosing the value of these broadcasting contracts is being transparent and gives confidence that no corruption is taking place behind the scenes.
    I'd be thankful if you can refer to that specific law. Being answerable to the subcommittee is completely distinct from conducting all commercial affairs on an open-book basis.

    It would seriously hamstring the board if they were suddenly forced to disclose the value of all broadcasting contracts to the public, as it would devalue the cumulative sum of the rights.

    As long as the board's auditors don't raise a red flag about the procurement process, then there's no real issue here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    I'd be thankful if you can refer to that specific law. Being answerable to the subcommittee is completely distinct from conducting all commercial affairs on an open-book basis.

    It would seriously hamstring the board if they were suddenly forced to disclose the value of all broadcasting contracts to the public, as it would devalue the cumulative sum of the rights.

    As long as the board's auditors don't raise a red flag about the procurement process, then there's no real issue here.
    Must be something unique about the PCB where they are the only board in the world whose broadcast value would suffer if they revealed the details to the public vs the rest of the other Big 5 boards i.e. India, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa who are more open and transparent about their commercial dealings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savak View Post
    Must be something unique about the PCB where they are the only board in the world whose broadcast value would suffer if they revealed the details to the public vs the rest of the other Big 5 boards i.e. India, Australia, England, New Zealand, South Africa who are more open and transparent about their commercial dealings.
    None of the boards reveal the value of their international tv rights unless the value is inflated. Even the precise values of BCCI's rights deals in the UK or Australia are not disclosed.

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    Pakistan Cricket Board and SNTV today announced an extension of their partnership that will allow SNTV to provide news broadcasters around the world access to highlights of the Pakistan versus South Africa series and the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021.

    This will be South Africa’s first series in Pakistan since 2007 and comprise two Tests and three T20Is, and begins in Karachi on Tuesday, while it will be the sixth edition of the PCB’s annual 34-match marquee event and second to be held in Pakistan.

    The partnership means SNTV will provide highlights from each match day to its network of more than 1,200 clients. Founded in 1996, SNTV is a world-class sports video partner relied upon by credible and reputed media organisations to fulfil their content needs 24 hours a day, with 115+ territories reached worldwide.

    The PCB and SNTV first partnered last year to distribute highlights of HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 and received an overwhelming response from international news broadcasters.

    PCB Chief Executive Wasim Khan: “We are pleased to extend the coverage of Pakistan versus South Africa series and the HBL Pakistan Super League 2021 through a global and respected organisation such as SNTV. This is part of our drive to build new partnerships and strengthen old relationships.

    “This partnership will allow the PCB to showcase and take its international and franchise cricket to untapped markets that, in turn, will further enhance the profile of Pakistan.

    “The extension of this relationship also reflects the interest and willingness of a global media house to work with the PCB, which has built a strong global reputation in the past couple of years by successfully convincing and encouraging leading cricket playing nations to resume Pakistan tours.

    “The HBL Pakistan Super League 2020 was a catalyst to international sides agreeing to resume tours to Pakistan after their leading players spent nearly six weeks in Pakistan and realised that the country was as safe and secure as any other Test playing nation.

    “This strong and positive message was spread throughout the world by SNTV and in this background, and following a successful 2020-21 domestic season in challenging Covid-19 times, we are delighted to be working with them again to ensure Pakistan cricket continues to grow from strength to strength.”

    SNTV Managing Director James Dobbs: “We are pleased to be expanding our partnership with the PCB this year to help them enhance the profile of cricket in Pakistan to a global audience. Using our engaged global media network, we will provide increased reach and exposure for both the Pakistan versus South Africa series and this year’s HBL Pakistan Super League.

    “Being able to offer highlights of both these events to our broadcast partners is a great addition to our extensive international cricket coverage.”


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    Quote Originally Posted by Last Monetarist View Post
    None of the boards reveal the value of their international tv rights unless the value is inflated. Even the precise values of BCCI's rights deals in the UK or Australia are not disclosed.
    Ļ
    Reason is that BCCI don't sell international rights. We have a unique deal that allows PCB to sell their international rights.

    Normal deal like previously PCB had was broadcaster signs two to three years contract through open bidding that allows the broadcaster exclusive right to show games at home where all TV revenue is going to the broadcaster and right to sell international TV right in return for a fixed amount given annually to the board.

    PCB right now has a public private partnership with PTV.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shah_1 View Post
    Ļ
    Reason is that BCCI don't sell international rights. We have a unique deal that allows PCB to sell their international rights.

    Normal deal like previously PCB had was broadcaster signs two to three years contract through open bidding that allows the broadcaster exclusive right to show games at home where all TV revenue is going to the broadcaster and right to sell international TV right in return for a fixed amount given annually to the board.

    PCB right now has a public private partnership with PTV.
    The PCB's PPP deal with the PTV only relates to the domestic contract. It doesn't apply to international contracts.

    The BCCI actually sold all the rights in a bundled deal with Star. However, most of the other boards still sell all their foreign rights on an individual basis in each respective market e.g. CA selling rights separately in the UK/India/SA et al.

    These rights always tend to be undervalued as it's a buyer's market in general. It's why there has been a push in recent years from boards outside the Big 3 to be allowed to bundle up the international tv rights of three or four countries and sell as a packaged deal.


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