ATN Acquires Exclusive Canadian Broadcast Rights for Asia Cup 2014
Asian Television Network International Limited (ATN) (TSX-SAT),¬†Canada’s¬†largest South Asian Broadcaster, is pleased to announce that it has acquired exclusive Cricket rights for Asia Cup 2014 to be held inBangladesh¬†from¬†February 25th¬†to¬†March 8th, 2014.
This major series will broadcast LIVE from coast to coast on ATN’s 2 cricket channels namely CBN & ATN Cricket Plus and will feature all 5 Asian teams i.eIndia,¬†Pakistan,¬†Sri Lanka,¬†Bangladesh¬†and¬†Afghanistan. A total of 11 matches will be played in the tournament with the final being played on¬†March 8th, 2014.
The Asia Cup is an international One Day International tournament which was established in 1983 as a measure to promote goodwill between all Asian countries. The International Cricket Council (ICC) has ruled that all games played for the Asia Cup will have official One Day International status.¬†India¬†has won the tournament the most times (5) whereas¬†Pakistan¬†is the current champion after beating¬†Bangladeshin the final of the 2012 Asia Cup.
“This is an exciting & important series from our audience point of view as it involves all the South Asian teams and also since it’s held once every 2 years. We are delighted to be able to bring this series to Canadian Cricket fans,” said Dr.¬†Shan Chandrasekar, ATN’s President and CEO.