The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) today announced a new four-year deal with Mediatec to provide improved replay screens across domestic and international cricket.
In a bid to improve the match-day experience, the partnership will deliver upgraded and more environmentally friendly replay screens at all televised matches, new technology for outside broadcast facilities and a greater range of interactive options for fans.
The new deal, which will run from 2016 to 2019 covers all ECB’s Major Matches in this period plus three ICC Global events to be staged in this country: the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2017, the ICC Champions Trophy, also in 2017, and the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2019.
As part of the agreement, the 18 First Class counties and MCC will gain access to packaged highlights to share with their fans at the end of each TV match and fans will also benefit from High Definition upgrades to on-site facilities.
ECB’s Director of Events, Steve Elworthy, said: “It gives me great pleasure to have Mediatec on board for the next four years and we look forward to working closely with the company across our international and domestic programme.
“Putting fans at the heart of the game is one of the ECB’s key priorities. Mediatec have a proven track record in this area and their knowledge and expertise will undoubtedly enhance cricket fans’ match-day experience inside our venues.”
Mediatec started working with the ECB in 2009 and have a wealth of knowledge across the sports industry having previously provided screens at Ascot racecourse and Silverstone.
Kenneth Paterson, Chief Executive Officer of Mediatec, said: “We are delighted to have been awarded the ECB Cricket Replay Screens and Outside Broadcast contract for the next four years.
“Our continued investment in the very latest technologies and equipment will allow the ECB to develop and enhance the spectator experience over the coming seasons. We look forward to four years of successful partnership with the ECB.”