TORONTO, Aug. 20 /CNW/ - Asian Television Network International Limited
(ATN) (TSX-SAT), Canada's pioneer South Asian Broadcaster and Canada's largest
Distributor of World Class Cricket announces it has secured the exclusive
Canadian Broadcast Rights for the Inaugural ICC Twenty 20 World Cup
Championship Cricket through ESPN Star Sports. This world class cricket event
commences September 11th 2007. These exclusive broadcast rights include all
forms of television broadcasting including via internet and mobile phone
across Canada. The event is organized by the sport's governing body, the
International Cricket Council (ICC) These international games includes teams
from South Africa, West Indies, England, Zimbabwe, New Zealand, Sri Lanka,
Kenya, Pakistan, India and Scotland.
ESPN Star Sports in their press release have stated that it has secured
broadcast partnerships with leading broadcasters across the globe including
deals with DirecTV and ATN in North America.
ESPN STAR Sports is a 50:50 joint venture between two of the world's
leading cable and satellite broadcasters. As Asia's definitive and complete
sports broadcaster and content provider, ESPN STAR Sports combines the
strengths and resources of its ultimate parent companies Walt Disney (ESPN,
Inc.) and News Corporation Limited (STAR) to deliver a diverse array of
international and regional sports. ATN is proud of this new association with
ESPN Star Sports, an international leader in sports broadcasting.
Twenty 20 has helped the sport of cricket move with modern times with a
fast paced format. ATN will soon announce its distribution plans.
ATN operates 14 channels and has programming alliances with leading
International Broadcasters. For more details please visit
www.asiantelevision.com or contact your local service provider.
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For further information:
For further information: B. Fulton, CFO, Asian Television Network
International Limited, Newmarket, Ontario, (905) 836-6460