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.

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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