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WILLOW (Willow Cricket and Willow Extra) is an American pay television sports channel which is completely devoted to airing overseas cricket events, including live and recorded matches and other cricket-related programming in English, with the majority of its advertising targeted towards the Indian subcontinent diaspora in North America. The network is carried both as a traditional subscription-television channel which airs on pay-TV providers, and a paid streaming service available online.

WILLOW
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LaunchedSeptember 21, 2010
Owned byTimes Internet
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
SloganThe home for cricket in North America
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California (studios office)
Stamford, Connecticut (main office)
Websitewillow.tv
Availability
Satellite
Dish NetworkChannel 712
Cable
Verizon FiosChannel 806 (HD)
SpectrumCheck local listings
XfinityCheck local listings
Optimum TVCheck local listings
IPTV
Apple TV & Roku"Willow TV" channel (subscription required)
Sling TV"Willow TV" channel (included in many Indian language international packages)
Google Fiber244
Prism TV668 (SD)/1668 (HD)
Streaming media
YouTubeWillow TV

The network was launched on September 21, 2010 and broadcasts cricket matches and several cricket-based programs and coverage from around the world. The channel merged with NEO Cricket's American network in February 2013 as that provider drew down their American operations with the Willow name remaining.[1]

Willow has operated an Internet portal for live streaming of cricket events at willow.tv since 2010 for a monthly subscription fee. Willow has driven various innovations in the coverage of cricket, like video-based live scorecards and editorials. The website provides subscribers with video streams available on mobile apps and a streaming feed. A dedicated app for Willow was added for Apple TV on June 24, 2014.[2] TV Everywhere access to the network's live feed on most devices was added for subscribers to pay-TV services, in time for IPL 11.

Match rightsEdit

Willow holds the rights to some of the matches of the following teams and leagues:

National teamsEdit

ICC EventsEdit

ICC Events 2015-2023Edit

ICC major global events
ICC qualifying events
Other ICC events

League and other competitionsEdit

Former rightsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Neo sells broadcasting biz in US to Willow TV". IndianTelevision.com. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ Kahn, Jordan (24 June 2014). "Apple TV adds ABC News, AOL On, PBS Kids, Willow TV, and redesigned Flickr app". 9to5Mac. Retrieved 25 June 2014.

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