Willow (TV channel)

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LaunchedSeptember 21, 2010
Owned byThe Times Group
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(HD feed downgraded to letterboxed 480i for SDTVs)
SloganThe home for cricket in North America
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersPalo Alto, California
Dish NetworkChannel 712
Verizon FiOSChannel 806 (HD)
Apple TV & Roku"Willow TV" channel (subscription required)
Streaming media
YouTubeWillow TV
Sling TVInternet Protocol television

WILLOW (Willow Cricket and Willow Extra) is an American 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 cable channel which airs on cable and satellite systems, and a paid streaming service available through Willow's website with a personal computer, along with iOS and Android devices, including Apple TV, in addition to Roku.

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's cable channel is available via satellite provider DISH Network, which is available both a la carte and bundled in various South Asian language packs on DISH. It is also available on cable systems like Comcast, Optimum, Spectrum and Cox, varying between extended sports packages or offered with other South Asian networks. Willow Extra is only available on Dish (channel 722) and Sling tv streaming media only. [2]

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 laptops, smartphones and tablets, plus web-connected devices like Roku, Boxee, GoogleTV, Samsung's Internet@TV and PlayStation 3. A dedicated app for Willow was added for Apple TV on June 24, 2014.[3] TV Everywhere access to the network's live feed on most devices was added for subscribers to cable and satellite services, in time for IPL 11.

Match rights[edit]

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

National teams[edit]

ICC Events[edit]

ICC Events 2015-2023

ICC major global events
ICC qualifying events
Other ICC events

League and other competitions[edit]

Former rights[edit]


  1. ^ "Neo sells broadcasting biz in US to Willow TV". IndianTelevision.com. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 6 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Willow Cricket TV Channel subscription Information". Willow TV. Retrieved June 28, 2013.
  3. ^ 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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