BT beat SKY Sports to Ashes mega-deal

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BT Sport has won the television rights to show the 2017-18 Ashes series which is taking place in Australia.

Cricket Australia has signed a five-year deal with BT Sport covering UK rights to show both international and domestic cricket from Down Under.


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The deal will be another blow to Sky who have already lost Champions League football coverage to their rivals.

BT paid £897million in order to secure the contract in November 2013. 

Under the terms of the deal, BT Sport will show all Australia's Test matches, one-day internationals and T20 games - including matches against other nations such as New Zealand, South Africa, India and Pakistan. The rights also include the Big Bash League, and the women's Ashes.

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BT Sport will also show free-to-air daily highlights of internationals and the Big Bash League.

Delia Bushell, managing director of BT TV and BT Sport, said: "BT Sport is delighted to be adding international cricket to its line-up, and to be the new home of the next Ashes tour in Australia."

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