Sky signs to televise top netball to 2024

Jennie Wyllie
Jennie Wyllie
Sky Sport has signed another key agreement as the threat from Spark Sport continues to grow.

It has extended its agreement with Netball New Zealand to televise all Silver Ferns and top-tier domestic netball events through to 2024.

Included in that will be some games free to air on Prime.

It comes a week after it was announced Spark Sport had bought the rights to domestic cricket and Black Caps games within New Zealand.

Sky CEO Martin Stewart said it was glad to retain the partnership.

''Fans who saw the Silver Ferns' superb win against Australia on Sunday will have fresh in their minds how exhilarating netball is to watch.

''As the home of netball, and in line with our commitment to deliver more women's sport, we're really pleased to be working with Netball NZ to grow the game and deliver more exciting netball to New Zealanders.''

Netball New Zealand CEO Jennie Wyllie was similarly positive in her reaction.

''Netball is the No1 female team sport in New Zealand with around 145,000 players across the country.

''We're excited about the opportunity this renewed agreement presents in terms of showing more netball to New Zealand fans, the financial certainty that comes with a multi-year deal, and Sky's commitment to working with us to grow the game.

''Sky has shown a genuine commitment to women's sport in New Zealand and we are delighted to be working together on some new initiatives at the grass-roots level.

''We look forward to announcing details soon.''


Of all the sport's to choose from... seriously Netball?