The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) governing body has sold Indian media rights to its home national team fixtures for the next seven years to Sony Pictures Networks (SPN).

That pay-TV network now holds rights to cover all New Zealand men’s and women’s home national team fixtures (test matches, one-day internationals, and Twenty20 fixtures) until April 2031 (with the deal officially starting this May). Indian media has reported the agreement as being worth around $100 million.

Across the 2024-25 and 2025-26 seasons, SPN will share digital rights with the Amazon Prime streaming service. That subscription platform bought Indian rights to NZC action in November 2020 originally, covering the period through 2025-26 – these rights were not exclusive, as Prime Video dipped its toes into live cricket coverage for the first time.

SPN will cover Black Caps (men) and White Ferns (women) action on both its linear sports channels and via the Sony LIV streaming platform.

The deal stretches across scheduled tours of New Zealand by India in the 2026-27 and 2030-31 seasons.

For SPN, the deal adds to agreements already in place with the England and Wales Cricket Board, and with Sri Lanka Cricket, in terms of covering overseas action.

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The domestic rights partner of NZC is public service broadcaster TVNZ, after that outlet took over all contracts previously held by Spark Sport (which shuttered its streaming service in mid-2023).

The TVNZ tie-up also runs through 2025-26.

During the 2024-25 home cricket season, New Zealand’s men’s team are set to play a three-match home test series against England.