English television rights

For 60 years the BBC covered all home Tests but in 1999 they lost the rights to Channel 4. In 2005 the ECB awarded rights to BSkyB, leading to a ferocious row as cricket went off terrestrial TV in the UK, leaving only viewers with satellite TV able to watch the action.

Indian Premier League 2010

ITV bags IPL rights in UK

Cricket coverage in the UK will return to free-to-air television after the IPL agreed a deal with ITV for the third season

The screen-eyed monster

The 2000s saw cricket's television economy grow unprecedentedly and begin to dictate terms like never before

TV rights

Ashes back on 'crown jewels' list

England's home Ashes Tests are expected to be recommended for a return to a revised list of major sporting events that should be shown on free-to-air TV

Broadcasting rights

Ashes may return to terrestrial TV

Future Ashes series in England may be available on free-to-air television in the UK following a review of the 'crown jewels' of sports events

Giles Clarke

On the campaign trail

Twenty minutes with the chairman of the board

England news

ECB broadcasting deal 'a charade'

A confidential memo from the broadcaster Setanta has described the ECB's handling of their TV rights deal a "charade", and accuses Giles Clarke of "making up the rules as he went along"

Broadcast news

Clarke attacks BBC as Sky extend deal

The ECB has announced a four-year extension to its existing television contract with BSkyB and Channel Five in a deal worth around £300 million

TV deal rumbles on

Commons committee slams England board

A House of Commons committee will criticise the ECB and the government over the handling of the TV deal with BSkyB