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200 million watched IPL game in highest ever opening match viewership: BCCI

Over 462 million Indians had watched IPL last year. This includes out-of-home viewing at pubs and restaurants besides in-home television viewership

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Star-Disney owns all media rights to the IPL from 2018-22. Photo credit: @IPL

Viveat Susan Pinto Mumbai
The first match of the thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), held on Saturday, saw record viewership, Jay Shah, secretary of the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

The opening match was watched by 200 million people as per the Broadcast Audience Research Council (BARC), Shah said in a tweet, tagging BCCI president Sourav Ganguly, Uday Shankar, president of The Walt Disney Company, APAC, and chairman of Star-Disney India and Disney+Hotstar.

Star-Disney owns all media rights to the IPL from 2018-22.

BARC declined comment when contacted. But Shah said that viewership for the IPL first match was the

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First Published: Sep 22 2020 | 8:07 PM IST

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