Slaughter and May advised STAR India and STAR Middle East, wholly owned subsidiaries of Twenty-First Century Fox, in relation to their successful bid for the global audio-visual rights for ICC Events from 2015-2023. Included in the deal are the global audio-visual rights for 18 ICC tournaments including two ICC Cricket World Cups, two ICC Champions Trophy tournaments and two ICC World Twenty20 tournaments. The deal is cricket’s biggest-ever global broadcast partnership.
STAR India broadcasts more than 40 channels in seven languages and has an audience of over 650 million viewers in India and approximately 100 other countries globally. STAR Middle East distributes 13 satellite cable television channels in the Middle East and Africa.
AZB & Partners advised as to Indian law.