Monumental Sports Network and Willow by Cricbuzz Partner to Air Washington Freedom’s Major League Cricket Matches

Washington Freedom’s Major League Cricket Matches to be Broadcast Live on Monumental Sports Network Starting July 6 

Washington, D.C.June 26, 2024 Willow by Cricbuzz, offering more live, streaming and on-demand cricket than any other sports service, and Monumental Sports Network (MNMT) today announced a groundbreaking partnership to broadcast Washington Freedom matches this upcoming Major League Cricket (MLC) season. The first match available to fans on Monumental Sports Network will be the Freedom’s season opener vs. MI New York on July 6, 2024, at 3:00 PM ET. The Freedom are the first professional cricket team to represent Washington, D.C. and began play in 2023.  

The network’s slate will feature seven matches from July 6 to July 22. Monumental Sports Network is the exclusive local television media rights holder for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, the NBA’s Washington Wizards, and the WNBA’s Washington Mystics. It also boasts a comprehensive schedule of original programming and live men’s and women’s college basketball, college football, college volleyball, high school basketball, and esports, as well as Washington Spirit (NWSL), Old Glory DC (Major League Rugby), Hershey Bears (AHL), and Annapolis Blues (NPSL) games. 

“Washington Freedom matches are an electric addition to our summer programming lineup and further our commitment to all sports fans throughout the DMV,” said Caitlin Mangum, Vice President, Content & Programming at Monumental Sports Network. “Cricket is undergoing a surge of popularity in the U.S. and we’re excited for a new audience to get exposure to the plethora of live, local sports programming on our air.” 

“The unexpected success of the US national cricket team in the T20 World Cup has vividly shown us the untapped potential of cricket in America,” said Todd Myers, COO of Willow by Cricbuzz. “We are now at a pivotal turning point where we can leverage the country’s excitement and passion for the sport to build a broader, more engaged fan base nationwide. Our partnership with Monumental Sports Network is key in this transformative era, bringing premier cricket directly to American viewers and giving them a hometown team, the Washington Freedom, to cheer for.” 

Fans within the network’s footprint can watch Washington Freedom matches live on Monumental Sports Network, which is available on both linear TV and streaming platforms. Viewers from Delaware to Richmond, VA can access these matches through their Pay TV subscription, directly on monumentalsportsnetwork.com, or by using the Monumental Sports Network streaming app, compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV devices. For those without a Pay TV subscription, Monumental Sports Network offers direct-to-consumer subscription memberships, which can be purchased monthly or annually either on their website or via the Monumental Sports Network app. 

Willow by Cricbuzz will also distribute all MLC matches this season on TV and its dedicated streaming app. To learn more, please visit www.willow.tv. 

2024 Washington Freedom Matches on Monumental Sports Network: 

  • Saturday, July 6 vs. MI New York at 3:00 PM ET 
  • Monday, July 8 vs. Texas Super Kings at 3:00 PM ET 
  • Thursday, July 11 at Seattle Orcas at 8:30 PM ET 
  • Sunday, July 14 vs. LA Knight Riders at 3:30 PM ET 
  • Tuesday, July 16 at MI New York at 8:30 PM ET 
  • Friday, July 19 vs. Texas Super Kings at 8:30 PM ET 
  • Monday, July 22 vs. San Francisco Unicorns at 8:30 PM ET 

 

About Willow by Cricbuzz 

Willow by Cricbuzz is the premier destination for cricket in the United States and Canada, boasting the most comprehensive live, streaming, and on-demand cricket coverage available. Guided by its mission to make cricket globally accessible, Willow by Cricbuzz combines cricket’s rich heritage with innovative broadcasting to offer an unmatched viewing experience. 

Dedicated to excellence and innovation, Willow by Cricbuzz provides cricket enthusiasts with HD-quality live streaming, interactive scorecards, and extensive coverage from nearly every major cricket board and tournament worldwide. 

Willow by Cricbuzz’s TV network is also available through top providers such as DISH, Sling, Fios, Spectrum, Xfinity, and Optimum, and also offers a dedicated streaming app available on all major CTV devices, including Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, Android TV, Chromecast, Google TV, and more, ensuring fans never miss a moment of the action. 

Explore the ultimate cricket experience at www.willow.tv. 

About Cricbuzz  

Cricbuzz is the global leader in cricket content, accessible across the web, iOS, and Android platforms on mobile and connected TV. Offering 360-degree comprehensive cricket coverage, Cricbuzz delivers ball-by-ball text commentary, compelling video analysis by the best cricket experts worldwide, timely news, match reports, editorials, statistics, rankings, and live match streaming in several regions. With over 125 million monthly active users globally and more than 495 million downloads as of January 2024, Cricbuzz is the largest single sport app in the world. 

About Monumental Sports Network     

Monumental Sports Network is wholly owned and operated by Monumental Sports & Entertainment (MSE). The network holds exclusive local television media rights for the NHL’s Washington Capitals, NBA’s Washington Wizards and WNBA’s Washington Mystics games. Monumental Sports Network is also the TV and digital home to the NBA G League’s Capital City Go-Go and the NBA 2K League’s Wizards District Gaming as well as exclusive behind-the-scenes content and original sports and entertainment programming. The network also boasts the most comprehensive regional high-school and regional collegiate Division II-and-under sports programming in the greater Washington D.C. metro area.  For more, visit: www.monumentalsportsnetwork.com.     

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