E-Networks lands exclusive TV broadcast rights to 2020 CPL T20 in Guyana
E-Networks Inc. – Guyana’s leading TV service provider – today announced in a deal with SportsMax parent International Media Content Ltd (IMC), that it has secured the exclusive rights for live TV coverage in Guyana of the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) T20 2020 tournament, which will be played from August 18 to September 10.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s CPL will be played only in Trinidad and Tobago, likely without any fans allowed in the stadiums. This means that cricket fans can enjoy “The Biggest Party in Sport” only on TV – and E-Networks will be delivering all the matches in uninterrupted, crystal-clear high definition quality.
Each match will also be repeated as a one-hour highlights show throughout the tournament. In the agreement with SportsMax parent IMC, which is the regional broadcast rights owner for the CPL T20, E-Networks will broadcast all 33 matches from this year’s tournament.
Each match day in the preliminary round will have doubleheaders – first match at 10am and second match at 5.30pm. So that you don’t miss a moment of the action, E-Networks will be airing the CPL tournament on all of its DreamTV platforms: Satellite, Wireless, Fiber and Mobile.
In keeping with the company’s commitment to deliver more ways to watch, all E-Networks’ customers can also enjoy the matches on its new “DreamTV Stream” platform – at no additional charge.
DreamTV Stream is a new, multiscreen OTT (over-the-top) TV experience, which delivers live and on-demand TV on any device (TV, Amazon Firestick, Apple or Android tablets and phones). With DreamTV Stream, viewers can watch their entire TV line-up on up to five devices in the home; and when they’re on-the-go, to more than 100 live channels, including the ability to access and program their DVR and watch on demand titles.
“We’re focused on creating the best entertainment experience and giving E-Networks TV customers more choice in how, when and where they access their content,” said Vishok Persaud, Managing Director.
“With DreamTV Stream, we are giving customers access to the best content in and out of the home with a growing list of advanced features and capabilities, making the mobile experience nearly identical to the cable experience at home.”
This service will also work seamlessly with E-Networks’ newly launched home internet service, which offers 20 Mbps for $8,990 monthly (VAT inclusive). The high bandwidth and low latency of this service makes it easy to transmit the matches in HD videos without lag or buffering.
First started in 2013, the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) had a combined broadcast and digital viewership of 312 million in 2019. With the tournament being the first major T20 league to be played after the COVID-19 outbreak, there will surely be more interest now than ever.