The Investec Ashes 2013

Ashes to be streamed on YouTube

ESPNcricinfo staff

July 8, 2013

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James Anderson, Matt Prior, Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook with the replica Ashes urn, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, 5th day, January 7, 2011
The 2013 Ashes will be streamed live through YouTube in Europe and South America © PA Photos
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The ECB has confirmed a deal to stream the Investec Ashes series live via YouTube for internet users on mainland Europe and in South America. Although the ECB has made initial forays into providing highlights and video packages on its YouTube channel - www.youtube.com/ecbcricket - this will be the first time a match has been broadcast live.

The service will begin at 11am on Wednesday, with the start of the first Test at Trent Bridge. As well as live streaming, a one-minute highlights package of each session will be produced.

"This is the ECB's first venture into live streaming of cricket online, so is ground-breaking territory for us," David Collier, the ECB's chief executive, said. "We receive numerous requests from cricket fans in regions where there is no broadcast TV offering, and therefore we are delighted that many will be able to enjoy this Investec Ashes Series.

"It is also important that we play a role in the expansion of the game to countries that do not traditionally play nor watch the sport."

Steve Nuttall, Senior Director YouTube, said: "Our partnership with the ECB expands the reach of the Investec Ashes Series to new countries and to YouTube's younger, connected audience. We're delighted to see more top quality cricket on YouTube."

The arrangement covers 53 countries, including the majority of Europe (although not Ireland) and everywhere in South America other than Guyana and French Guiana. The service will be geo-blocked, making it available only to internet users in regions where there is no broadcast offering.

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Posted by SHER-A-PANJAB on (July 11, 2013, 5:16 GMT)

Thanks....That is why CRICINFO is a world wide sports leader ...they took a great decision....God bless ' em

Posted by   on (July 11, 2013, 2:51 GMT)

BCCI was streaming all the matches in India, a year back, but not now. Now ESPN is streaming matches live for free, all the ICC tournaments and now WI tri-series. ECB should expand the coverage to North America as well.

Posted by smokem on (July 10, 2013, 15:57 GMT)

where is the stream??? ecb fail!!!

Posted by SevereCritic on (July 10, 2013, 15:42 GMT)

Umm.. What about in the USA? How do I watch the Ashes here in USA?

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 13:31 GMT)

Erm, no stream, no audience, Tim & Chris!

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 13:24 GMT)

Am currently living in germany but can't access the youtube streaming for this atm (I can't see anything on the ecb youtube channel). Help!

Posted by   on (July 10, 2013, 13:00 GMT)

Yeah, so much for this live stream on You Tube Where is it then? I'm in Chile, which last time I checked was in South America.

Posted by choobakka on (July 10, 2013, 12:15 GMT)

Does anybody now the URL of where to access this? I'm on the ECB's page on YouTube but there's no option for live streaming etc :-( (logging in from Germany)

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