Friday, October 10, 2008

No Al-Barakah T20 Canada Cup coverage in this region

No pay television channel nor any local channel will be carrying live coverage of the T20 Cup to be played in Canada commencing today.

The reasons for the lack of coverage is the timing of the matches since all of them are out local television viewing time range.

It is an utter shame on ESPN, Star Sports, Star Cricket, Ten Sports, Neo Sports, Neo Cricket & Zee Sports for not telecasting this tournament. It is even more shameful for Star Cricket & Neo Cricket since they call themselves cricket centric channels and cannot telecast a cricket tournament because of less advertising revenue. These are pay channels and they get revenue from audiences viewing the channel too and not only advertising revenue so they have to at least justify the income from the audiences.

31 comments:

Lisura said...



Dear Admin,

Isn't there any channel broadcasting this series to south Asia ? It's unbelievable ! Because the largest cricketing nations ( Sri Lanka, India , Pakistan ) is here !

DD might show it. They Showed Olympics 24 hours on DD Sports, DD India and DD National.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

I think ARY is showing this in Pakistan. Not sure though.

Kalaingar said...

After all the visa hassles for foreign players, Toronto is all excited about staging its biggest-ever cricketing show on Friday when Pakistan and Sri Lanka join Zimbabwe and hosts Canada to fight it out for the first Al-Barakah T20 Canada Cup.

Cricket fever has gripped sport lovers as they get ready to watch top guns like Shoaib Akhtar, Sanath Jayasuriya and Shahid Afridi in action for the first time on their soil.

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has appointed Mark Benson from England and Karan Bainey from Canada as the two umpires, while former Kiwi captain Jeff Crow will stand in as the match referee.

To keep an eye on players and report wrong-doings, the ICC anti-corruption unit is also in town. ``This unit is being represented by Ron Hope of the UK. He is here with his team members,'' Cricket Canada CEO Atul Ahuja said.

Major television networks from Pakistan and Sri Lanka are present to telecast the matches for viewers back home.

``The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation and Pakistan's Geo and ARY will telecast the action live. And we also have a large production team from India here for the tournament,'' said Ahuja.

For the big-time event, the Maple Leaf cricket facility - the only one in Canada as per ICC standards - has been given a complete makeover.

With seating arrangements for 10,000 people, the facility now looks like any world-class stadium. ``With a brand-new stadium which has a giant electronic scoreboard, a huge video screen and a fabulous dressing room and world-class media facilities, we are making cricketing history in Canada,'' said Ahuja.

He said Canada was proud to host to the biggest T20 event after the last year's Twenty20 World Cup.

With the UAE-based organizers spending millions of dollars on the slam-bang event, Ahuja said cricket offered a big opportunity to promote Canada as a tourist destination.

Because of the Sri Lankan team, police has also taken extra security steps to avert any threat from extremist elements among Sri Lankan Tamils in Toronto.

Lightning_Struck_Tower said...

Ok none of the channels are showing the Canada cup.

Watch here:

http://www.justin.tv/widgets/jtv_live.r9763.swf?channel=cricketasia

Kalaingar said...

Its a shame, the T20 Matches are showing LIVE on ARY Digital, an FTA Channel from Pakistan. If you have a FTA Satellite Dish Antannae you can see them live.

podiman said...

@kalaingar,
What is the sattalite they are showing the matches?

Sam said...

Is that PowerHouse Going to name the Radio Channel Derana Testing from 94.5 Fm.

Sam said...

Becoz To Day Derana Celibrate 3 Years and They have Change the logo .Now Its Derana TV(Just they have interduce Word Tv)

Scott said...

ARY ARE SHOWING THE MATCHES....

I HAVE JUST COMPLETED WATCHING A MATCH AT 22:00 HOURS UK TIME. IT WAS PAKISTAN BEATING SRI-LANKA THANKS TO FAWAD ALAM HITTING MASSIVE SIXES!

IT MUST START AT 20:00 UK TIME.

AL-BARAKH CANDADA 2008

podiman said...

ARY digital (68,5E) is showing the matches live. They started todays match at 7.00pm SL time.

podiman said...

Anybody knows the SL time when the finals will start today.

Rasika said...

Mon 13
13:30 local, 17:30 GMT
Final - Pakistan v Sri Lanka
Maple Leaf North-West Ground, King City

Sam said...

We won the match.Congrads Srilanka

Sam said...

We won the match.Congrads Srilanka

Sam said...

AirTel will launch soon wait for few weeks.now everything is ready to Launch.

Sam said...

AirTel DTH (SriLanka) also coming soon.

I have got the imformation About Airtel but Cant tell Every thing.

Looser said...

Good news thanks Sam

Sam said...

AirTel is Still testing .If you do a Network search manualy then you Can see .Its coming from 075 and per Minute Rs 1.50 (I dont know That they have Change the price list)but they said like that.

Sam said...

Whats Happen to TV2 ? now it is off air.

Sam said...

Any body tel me how to watch Tv south Asia?. Other than MTV

podiman said...

@sam.
What is the channel you are looking and should it be FTA too.

Looser said...

@sam

you need a C band Dish (6feet) and a FTA receiver to watch TV Southasia

Sam said...

Fm Royal is now on 96.1 22nd- 26 They have coverd Colombo,Kandy,Galle

Sam said...

I lisnt to the Fm it is good .There is web cast also www.fmroyal.info

Sam said...

Now Tv South Asia is sperate FTA Channle.

Rasika said...

Now 97.3Mhz is activated. It is radio one. Radio one is running everywhere. How do they do this. They use all the frequencies from time to time.

Sam said...

This is the Frequencies for Radio One

Karagahatenna 89.5 *89.589.5
Gongala 99.0
Nayabedda 99.3
Colombo 104.5

Sam said...

These Frequencies are new one's

104 Fm
97.3 Fm

Sam said...

Fm 95 from Gall also a new frequency for the radio One and there is new frequency for kandy also.I think they will use this new frequncy for english Transmission and other frequency for Sinhala Transmisson

Jayan said...

thx 4 everone who tunes tru 96.1 during 22nd to 26th october,
it ws a g8 achivemnt by a cllege,
rf coverages over 3 towns,
audio web feed,
and a nw thng with the video feed tht enables to see the studio online,
few schl radio stationed fllwd up during lst weeks and cld find tht it ws in a total mess and with lower achivemnts.............
uom is doin a fm station in the beging of dec, just chck in,
bt still i wnt thnk tht they cn mtch the standrds at fmroyal,
coz they just going to put a single transmitter,

and RCRC will lukng forwrd to do a TV station too,
the delay in the projct id to improve the quality in royal standrds,
we dnt want to be anther nalanda tv,
whr they nvr had a rf txm,and evn the web feed ws nt working,
whn i visited the plz, i ws asking why they dnt hv a rf,
the president ws saying tht they hv a interfirence with SLRC with thr transmitter of channel 5, and ws saying tht SLRC is transmitting at channel 5 from col 7,everbody knws tht channel 5 cmes frm piduruthalagala,
so they ppl cheat themslvs by doing thz thngs,
bt the advertising ws thr all over the plz,
every wall, poster, bt the output ws null,
i dnt thnk tht a proper radio club will nvr ever want to do like this,
RCRC is always depnd on the quality,
just luk frwrd to see whts RCRC is doing,..........
any cmmntz....................

THanking you...........

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