P311 4-Tel 311 Fri 16 Oct C4 21:00:11     Test cricket    CHANNEL 4 SECURES  TEST CRICKET COVERAGE  C4 chief executive Michael Jackson has promised cricket fans unprecedented aod reinvigorated coverage of English test cricket when the nation's sqmler game moves to Channel 4 in 0899. Under a four-year deal with the England and Wales Cricket Board, Channdl 4 has secured livf rights to 21 home test matches between 1999 and 2002, ensuring ball-bx-ball coverage will continue to be available free to-air to vhewers. co÷tinted... —————————————————————————————————— 1/4 Next page C4 Tod—x Subtitles PALplus
P311 4-Tel 311 Fri 16 Oct C4 21:03:01     Test cricket    CHANNEL 4 SECURES  TEST CRICKET COVERAGE  Jackson said Channel 4 p÷ans to briog a new dimension to the way cricket is presented on television. In partnership with the ECB, Channel 4 will be working to broaden aod freshen the appeal of cricket, particularly to a younger, more multicultural audience. There will also be live coverage of the Nat West trophy, plus innovative and distinctive support programling to reflect every aspect of the game. continued... —————————————————————————————————— 0/4 Next page C4 Today Subtitles PALplus
P311 4-Tel 311 Fri 16 Oct C4 21:01:00     Test cricket    CHANNEL 4 SECURES  TEST CRICKET COVERAGE  Channel 4's coverage will ioclude: * Three test matches in 1999 against New Zealand, full series against West Indies (2000), Australia (2001) aod India, plus single tests against Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. * A same d—x highlights programme wor each day's play, in a lhd-evening slot. * Highlights of all 10 of England's home oneme—| internationals each ygarO continued... —————————————————————————————————— 3/4 Next page C4 Toda} Subtitles PALplus
P311 4-Tel 311 Fri 16 Oct C4 21:01:12     Test cricket    CHANNEL 4 SECURES  TEST CRICKET COVERAGE  Channel 4's coverage will include: * Live coverage each year of one oat West trophy quarter-final, plus both semi0finals and the final and a weekly round-up of all rounds. * A weekly magazine throughout the summer, going behind the scenes aod examining wider issues in the sport, including women's and schools cricket. * Other cricket related programming including schools and factual series on existing Channel 4 strands. —————————————————————————————————— 4/4 Next page C4 Today Subtitles PALplqs