With the tournament at the knockout stage, ESPN is offering a new Cricket World Cup package.
Streaming subscription service ESPN Cricket 2015 is now offering for $39.99 access to the quarterfinals, semifinals and final for $39.99. At presstime, New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa, Austalia and India remain in the competition. ESPN Cricket 2015 began its coverage of the 14-nation, 47-match tourney on Feb..3
The platform, which launched with ESPN's coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup for $99.99, will also deliver complete coverage of the upcoming eighth season of the Pepsi Indian Premier League (IPL) to fans in the U.S., beginning April 8. The package is also available via the pay-per-view platforms of Dish and Mediacom Communications.
ESPN will provide live and on-demand coverage in the U.S. of the entire Pepsi IPL season from April 8 to May 24 through ESPN Cricket 2015. All 60 matches will be available live and on replay for $79.99. Until April 11, the price will be discounted to $69.99 for fans who have already subscribed to ESPN Cricket 2015’s full coverage of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
“We’re pleased with the success so far of our Cricket World Cup coverage on ESPN Cricket 2015 and through our partners’ pay per view platforms, and we’re excited to extend a unique window on the cricket calendar with coverage of the Pepsi IPL,” said Russell Wolff, executive vice president, ESPN. “ESPN Cricket 2015 has been a great complement to our existing networks and the value of the multichannel environment, and has allowed us to explore new ways to reach tech-savvy consumers and develop new expertise in the digital space.”
Additionally, ESPN will also feature live simulcast coverage on ESPN2 of the Chennai Super Kings vs. Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday, April 11 at 6:30 a.m. (ET)