IPL Broadcast Rights 2018 – Star Sports in India
IPL 2018 TV channels broadcasting worldwide is placed here. The Indian Premier League needs no introduction. The presence of the Goliath of domestic cricket can be seen and felt across the globe with its flavor being international in nature. With an ever increasing viewership statistics being recorded owing to the exhilarating style of cricket played, the ‘wow’ factor of the IPL is at an all-time high.
Viewership base is what the broadcasting firm work for and the IPL’s popularity would have to be just what the doctor ordered. It’s quite obvious that every firm would like to lay their hands on the broadcasting rights of the IPL.
The eleventh edition of the Indian Premier League will see the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after two years, as they were banned due to the spot-fixing case, which took place in 2013. MS Dhoni is all set to return to the Chennai side as captain for the upcoming season.
In 2017 September, Star India won the broadcasting rights to telecast the tournament for the next 4 years (2018-2022). Star Sports also telecast the IPL player retention.
Sony broadcast the IPL in India, Nepal and Bhutan uintil now (first ten seasons). The BCCI have stated that they are happy with the dedicated efforts of Sony India to nurture IPL and make it the most popular cricket league in the world. Sony SIX broadcast the tournament in english while the Tamil, Bengali, Telugu, and Hindi language feeds were telecast on SONY ESPN channels. Sony MAX exclusively broadcast the event in Hindi. Star India will broadcast the tournament from IPL 2018 onwards in 6 languages (English, Hindi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and Bengali) on 10 Star Sports channels. IPL can turn around the fortunes of any broadcasting firm. Let’s wait and see what the new folks manage to do with it.
The rights to show the action in Europe, South America, South East Asia and Australia have just been sold by Star India to YuppTV, so fans in those areas will be able to enjoy great coverage. YuppTV is going to bring coverage to those areas in many different ways, something that is going to only add to the fan experience. You will be able to watch the live coverage on the www.yupptv.com website, or via many different devices. Use your Smart TV, Smart blu-ray player, streaming media player, gaming console, smart phone or tablet to watch the action, so there are many different ways you can get involved and keep up to date.
In the UK, Sky network is showing this tournament via Sky Sports Cricket and Sky Sports Mix channels, while in USA, Willow TV has been awarded to Media rights. Although the Pakistan players won’t be able to play the tournament to be held in the country due to the differences between the two nations, they will able to watch the event nevertheless on the GEO Super Channel. In Singapore, Eleven Sports digital platform elevensports.sg will show the entire tournament for a one-off fee of $33.90 or via daily pass for $2.99 per day. After the 9th of April, the package will cost $41.90. In contrast, cable television operator SingTel is showing the tournament.
Other than just on television, the IPLT20 matches in HD will also be broadcast on the internet via live streaming. IPL telecast rights 2018 is placed below.
IPL 2018 Broadcasting Rights
Below is a list of the broadcasting channels and the countries they will broadcast in, make sure you check it out and stay tuned.
|IPL 2018 Broadcasters||Country|
|Star Sports (10 channels in 6 languages)
Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 & Star Sports Select 1 HD (in English Commentary), Star Sports 1 Hindi & Star Sports 1 Hindi HD (in Hindi Commentary), Star Sports 1 Tamil, Suvarna Plus Kannada, Jalsha Movies (Bengali), Maa Movies (Telugu)
|India, Bhutan, Nepal|
|GEO Super (Unfortunately banned this year)||Pakistan|
|Sky Sports Cricket / Sky Sports Mix (IPL broadcast in UK)||UK & Ireland|
|Willow TV, ESPN||USA, Canada|
|Measat (Astro)||Malaysia, Brunei|
|Supersport||South Africa & Sub-Saharan territories|
|BeIN Sport||Middle East and North Africa (MENA)|
|Now TV||Hong Kong|
|SingTel, Eleven Sports, Starhub||Singapore|
|Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR Cricket||Sri Lanka|
|Sky Sports||New Zealand|
|EMTV||Papua New Guinea|
|Hotstar IPL Live Streaming IPL 2018 link||India, USA|
So as IPL 11 is about to kick-off, the broadcasters will be hoping that this tournament is a bigger success than ever and their TRP and broadcasting rights goes to a new level that will also increase their monetary value.
IPL Fan Parks in your city: Witness IPL stadium like experience in the company of 1000’s of other fans throughout IPL 2018. The matches will be streamed on giant screens. Entry is free and on a first-come-first-serve basis. With access to food and beverage stalls and music the fans will be able to feel like they are in the stadium – carnival like atmosphere. There will also be special areas earmarked for women and children. Last year saw fans turn out in large numbers to these VIVO IPL fan parks.
IPL 11 not only brings delight to the band of cricket lovers with its enticing concept. It also brings a smile on the broadcaster’s face with an earnest promise of a goldmine. Now, it is all down to players to make IPL 2018 an event to remember.