Sky New Zealand named as first broadcast partner of the UCI Track Champions League
Sky New Zealand is set to broadcast every round of the UCI Track Champions League live and in full, along with key highlights packages, as it becomes the first broadcast rights-holder for the new league. It joins host broadcaster Eurosport, which is already set to bring the action to viewers in Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East.
The New Zealand-based network occupies a key market for track cycling with more than 900,000 subscribers. Further broadcasting partnership announcements are expected in the coming weeks, ahead of the league’s first round in Palma, Mallorca on 6 November.
Jonny Errington, Sky’s chief commercial officer, said: “New Zealand performs well on the world stage in cycling and our stars and the sport are supported by an enthusiastic fan base. In securing the UCI Track Cycling Champions League, Sky can help to inspire thousands of Kiwis by showcasing excellence in this fast-paced competition. We are delighted to offer the league to our viewers.”
François Ribeiro, head of Eurosport Events, said: “Sky New Zealand is an important addition to what will soon be a long list of international broadcasters bringing the excitement of the UCI Track Champions League to fans around the world. New Zealand has a strong history in track cycling, so it’s a key market for us as we look to expand the audience with this innovative new format. We’re looking forward to announcing a series of international broadcasters set to join them as we draw closer to November.”