England’s World Cup final showdown with New Zealand will be screened free to air on Channel 4 and More 4, TV bosses confirmed earlier this week.
Channel 4 has struck a deal with Sky Sports, which holds the UK broadcast rights for the tournament, to also show the clash at Lord’s and will combine it with live coverage of the British Grand Prix.
Channel 4’s CEO Alex Mahon said: “This is fantastic news for cricket fans and the nation.
“This Sunday is a massive day for British sport with England tantalisingly close to lifting the Cricket World Cup for the first time and Lewis Hamilton setting his sights on his seventh win at Silverstone – all live on Channel 4.”
Channel 4 will carry Sky’s coverage of the cricket from 9am, but the game will move to More 4 at 1.15pm as Formula 1 takes over before returning after the race.
Mahon added: “The big winners of this strong partnership between Channel 4 and Sky are sports fans and viewers who want to come together for these big sporting occasions.”
The match will also be broadcast on Sky 1 as well as the network’s dedicated Cricket World Cup channel and Sky Sports Main Event.
Sky UK and Ireland chief executive Stephen Van Rooyen said: “England in the final on home soil is a huge moment for sport in this country and we are proud to be the host broadcaster.
“Thanks to our strong relationship with Channel 4, we are partnering to make the game available to everyone, so the whole country can get behind England and be part of a special national sporting event.”
How to watch both events at the same time
Sky Q customers with a full Sky Sports package can watch both the Cricket World Cup final and the British Grand Prix via a split-screen.
The broadcaster said on their website: “The split-screen option on the red button allows you to customise your viewing experience by watching two Sky Sports channels at the same time.
“This can only be done when watching Sky Sports Main Event, BUT you can watch any two Sky Sports channels upon activating split screen.
“This is only available for customers with a Sky Q 1TB or 2TB box, while you will have to be a subscriber to the complete Sky Sports package.
“To avoid an overlap of sound when watching, audio will play from whichever event you’ve selected. You can switch the sound whenever you want, just by moving across to your desired event.
“If you decide you only want to watch one event, simply press select on your remote again and it will stretch to full screen.”