In 2017, Star Sports shelled out Rs 16,347.5 crore or $2.55 billion for IPL media rights over the next five years (2018-2022).
Star Sports under the Star India umbrella shelled out an exorbitant Rs 16,347.5 crore or $2.55 billion for IPL media rights over the next five years till 2022. This is nearly triple of what Sony, the previous TV rights holders, had paid for ten years in 2008.
In all it converts to Rs 55 crore from every IPL match or Rs 23.3 lakhs for every legal delivery bowled. It leaves the IPL sandwiched between the English Premier League (Rs 84 crore per match) and the NBA (Rs 18 crore per match) in terms of highest grossing sporting leagues in the world, with the NFL the clear leader earning Rs 150 crore per match.
The winning companies, in different parts of the world, have the right to the live telecast of Vivo Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket matches. With this, cricket-lovers around the world were ensured minute-by-minute live telecast of one of the most exciting cricket tournaments in the world.
|Territory||Regional Broadcast Rights||Digital|
|India||English SS1 + SS1
English (Select 1 SD + Select 1 HD)
Hindi (SS1 Hindi + SS!HD Hindi
Tamil (SS1 Tamil)
Kannada (Suvarna Plus)
Bengali (Jalsha Movies (SD)
Telegu (Maa Movies)
|Caribbean||Flow TV||Flowtv.com, Flow Sports App|
|UK||Sky Sports||Skysports.com, skygo|
|Sub Saharan Africa||Supersport||Supersport.com, Supersport App|
|MENA||BeIN Sport||BeIN connect|
|Pakistan||Geo Super||www.geosuper.tv, www.geo.tv|
|Bangladesh||Channel 9||Channel 9|
|Australia||Fox Sports||foxsports.com.au, Foxtel GO|
|Australia, Europe, SE Asia & South America||Yupp TV|
|New Zealand||Sky Sports||www.skygo.co.nz, fanpass.co.nz, www.sky.co.nz|
|Kuwait||OSN Sports Cricket HD|
|AUDIO PARTNERS||Radio Station|
|Global (Ex Indian Sub Continent)||Cricket Radio|
|UAE||89.1 Radio 4 FM, Gold 101.3 FM|