The deal covers exclusive free-to-air TV rights for eight singles matches, including a semi-final and the final, and includes the right to stream these matches across the BBC’s online platforms, as well as non-exclusive radio rights for the whole tournament.
ITV has won exclusive rights to the new World Boxing Super Series, which includes world title bouts between high-profile cruiserweight and super-middleweight fighters including Chris Eubank Jr and George Groves.
Coverage of this year’s season begins on August 4 and will run until September 9 and will see the Jamaica Tallawahs attempt to defend their title against Barbados Tridents, Guyana Amazon Warriors, St. Kitts & Nevis Patriots, St. Lucia Stars and Trinbago Knight Riders.
The firm has emerged as the victor in the England & Wales Cricket Board’s auction of TV rights and secured live rights to international and county cricket from 2020, including every match from the new T20 competition.
The boxing channel has confirmed that TalkTalk customers will also be excluded from the tie-up and must continue to pay a separate £12 per month to subscribe to BoxNation separately.