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Facebook, Jio, Amazon vie for IPL rights

The application is a universal document on which the applicants can choose to bid for digital and/or TV rights for a chosen territory

Urvi Malvania  |  Mumbai 

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) can expect a windfall in media rights for the next cycle for the Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) starting 2018. A total of 18 companies from across the globe had picked up tender documents by October 18, the last day for doing so. (See chart) While Sony Pictures Network and Star India were among the first to pick up the documents, some big digital players also in the running are Amazon (US), Facebook (US), Twitter (US) and Mukesh Ambani’s Reliance Jio. Jio, was launched in September, also has a cable distribution ...

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First Published: Wed, October 19 2016. 06:49 IST
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