For NZC, this is a major breakthrough as it has been finding it difficult to sell media rights in the Indian market for multiple years. However, that deal was terminated by NZC due to the violation of the contract. Sports media rights distribution company Sporty Solutionz had in acquired New Zealand cricket rights for South Asia minus India till
Share 18 shares The deal with Facebook is the latest and most significant step in La Liga's expansion strategy in India, which began with the opening of an office in New Delhi in September Facebook has million users in the Indian sub-continent, while figures provided by La Liga show a rise of 2.
The deal will commence at the beginning of the season and run until and means Facebook will live-stream all Premier League matches in those countries.
India, Afghanistan and Bangladesh are among the nations to be included in the deal La Liga statistics show a rise of 2.
It has also covered some Major League Baseball, college basketball and the occasional Champions League fixture in the United States through its partnership with Fox Sports. The deal represents another slight shift away from the traditional television networks towards online streaming after Amazon gained the rights earlier this year to show 20 live Premier League matches per season from It is believed the Premier League has also held discussions with YouTube and Netflix over rights deals in other parts of the world as the financial clout of streaming services grows ever stronger.