Obviously, Indian Premier league has a status much higher than any other cricketing league in the world and it needs no introduction. IPL is pretty unique in its own way. The presence of huge amount of domestic cricket is something that everyone is aware of while the nature of this prestigious tournament has international touch and is fancy. With each year, player participation and viewers statistics of IPL is continuously growing like a forest weed and all thanks to the awesome style of cricket players and the “wow” factor of the IPL.
Every broadcasting firm wanted to lay their hands on the broadcasting rights of the IPL to utilize the humongous viewership base and the popularity of the IPL.
Two big names Chennai Super Kings and the Rajasthan Royals are making a comeback this year in the IPL 2018 after suffering a two years ban for spot-fixing accusations. The captain cool MS Dhoni is all set to return as the skipper of the two times title winner Chennai Super Kings.
IPL Live Broadcasting Rights
Sony Network broadcaster the IPL in India, Nepal and Bhutan for first ten seasons, But Star India has officially grabbed the broadcasting rights from Sony for the upcoming IPL 2018.
Earlier BCCI stated that they are happy with the dedicated efforts of Sony India to nurture IPL in India and converting the rookie league into the most successful and most popular cricket league in the world. The Star India will broadcast the IPL 2018 in 6 languages (English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali)on 10 Star Sports channels. Just like IPL can turn around the fortune of any player overnight it can do the same for any broadcasting firm. Let’s just wait and see how it turns out for the Star Network.
Sky network will be telecasting the IPL 2018 in the UK, While Willow TV won the telecast rights in the USA. Fans in the neighboring country of Pakistan can enjoy watching IPL on the GEO Super Channel. In Singapore, Eleven Sports digital platform will be providing the entire tournament for a one time fee of $33.90 or for a daily charge of $2.99.
Other than just on television, you can also watch the IPL 2018 games on the Internet via live streaming.
IPL 2018 Broadcasting Rights
Check out the list below to know the broadcasting channels and their respective countries–
|IPL 2018 Broadcasters||Country|
|Star Sports (10 channels in 6 languages)||India, Bhutan, Nepal|
|Sky Sports (IPL broadcast in UK)||United Kingdom & Republic of Ireland|
|Willow TV, ESPN||United States (USA)|
|Measat (Astro)||Malaysia, Brunei|
|Super Sport||South Africa & Sub-Saharan territories|
|OSN Rights||Middle East and North Africa|
|Now TV||Hong Kong|
|SingTel, Eleven Sports, Starhub||Singapore|
|SportsMax, Flow TV||Caribbean Islands|
|Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR Cricket||Sri Lanka|
|Sky Sport NZ||New Zealand|
|EMTV||Papua New Guinea|
So as IPL is about to start, promoters and broadcasters must be praying that this edition of the tournament tastes even bigger success than ever before and their TRP rates and broadcasting rights go to a new level that will also increase their monetary value and popularity amongst their rivals.
IPL 2018 does not only brings delight and happiness to the band of cricket lovers with its tempting concept but it also brings joy and happiness to broadcasters as the fame and popularity of the IPL is an absolute guarantee to bring a massive fortune.
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