The body said that distribution of the live coverage will be supported by ICC’s Global Broadcast Partner, Star Sports, and 13 other Broadcast Partners, making available the live coverage to over 175 territories worldwide.
This time, its broadcast Partners include Star Sports (India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the rest of the Indian Sub-continent), Willow TV (USA), Willow Canada (Canada), Sky TV (New Zealand), PTV (Pakistan), ESPN (Caribbean), Digicel (Asia Pacific), Radio Television Afghanistan (Afghanistan), Sky Sports (United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland), SuperSport (South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa), E-Vision (United Arab Emirates), Fox Sports Australia (Australia), Star Cricket (Hong Kong) and YuppTV.com (Continental Europe, MENA (exclusive UAE) and Central Asia).
Local broadcaster SuperSport will bring coverage of the tournament to fans in the host country broadcasting all 20 matches across the SuperSport network.
Indian Subcontinent includes Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka as well as Afghanistan. Here, users can catch near-live in-match action and post-match highlights via the ICC Facebook page. In addition, post-match highlights and a range of event features, media conferences, and archive material will be available to view in over 200 territories on ICC’s Facebook page, as well as the ICC Instagram page.
In-match digital coverage and post-match highlights of selected matches for fans in the United Kingdom and New Zealand will be made available by the BBC (United Kingdom) and Spark Sport (New Zealand).
Digital fans can follow the tournament via the official ICC mobile App and website including news, results, and highlights for all televised and non-televised games. Also, ICC’s official social media channels will bring you closer than ever to the action with content delivered across Facebook and Instagram and fans can join in the discussion by using the hashtags #U19CWC and #futurestars.
ICC TV’s coverage will be supported by Sunset+Vine for production services and NEP Broadcast Solutions for equipment services. The graphics will be brought alive on the screen by scoring and graphics output specialists Alston Elliot.
ICC TV will provide a fully produced programme which will allow broadcasters to transmit the matches without the need for a unilateral presentation set-up. A pre-game build-up show, an innings break show and a post-game wrap-up will be produced by ICC TV, in addition to the match coverage.