TORONTO, Feb. 24, 2014 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International
Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada's largest South Asian Broadcaster, is
pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive Cricket rights for
Asia Cup 2014 to be held in Bangladesh from February 25th to March 8th, 2014.
This major series will broadcast LIVE from coast to coast on ATN's 2
cricket channels namely CBN & ATN Cricket Plus and will feature all 5
Asian teams i.e India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
A total of 11 matches will be played in the tournament with the final
being played on March 8th, 2014.
The Asia Cup is an international One Day International tournament which
was established in 1983 as a measure to promote goodwill between all
Asian countries. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled that
all games played for the Asia Cup will have official One Day
International status. India has won the tournament the most times (5)
whereas Pakistan is the current champion after beating Bangladesh in
the final of the 2012 Asia Cup.
"This is an exciting & important series from our audience point of view
as it involves all the South Asian teams and also since it's held once
every 2 years. We are delighted to be able to bring this series to
Canadian Cricket fans," said Dr. Shan Chandrasekar, ATN's President and
About ATN - Asian Television Network International Limited:
ATN serves Canada's diverse cultural communities with 51 specialty
television channels. The Company offers its flagship ATN-HD general
interest service, 4 Bollywood movie channels and a variety of channels
that include 3 sports Channels, 3 news Channels, 3 music Channels, 3
lifestyle Channels, 3 Chinese Channels, 6 Punjabi channels, and several
regional language channels. ATN operates a South Asian Radio Service on
Satellite Radio across The United States and Canada. Some ATN content
is also available on any Bell mobile phone that supports video. ATN has
programming alliances with leading international broadcasters like Star
Network (News Corp), Sony Entertainment Television, Viacom, Times
Television Network, B4U Network, NDTV and many more. ATN channels are
available on various Cable, Satellite and IPTV Platforms across Canada
like Shaw Cable, Bell TV, Rogers Cable, Bell Fibe TV, TELUS Optic TV,
Cogeco Cable, V Media and Others.
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SOURCE: Asian Television Network International Limited
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