IPL 2023 TV Rights (Worldwide)
Without a bit of doubt, Indian Premier League is the mostly watched and most popular domestic cricket competition in the world at this moment. The tournament having started it’s journey back in 2008, has gained enormous popularity not only in India but also across the whole world. It has helped the cricketers making so much money, assisted India to produce so many potential cricketer and most importantly been a top option of entertainment for the cricket lovers. The 2021 edition of the IPL will be the 14th in the history and will take place between April and May in 2021. In this content we will list out all the broadcasting options of IPL 2021.
After the conclusion of the 10 years mega deal which saw the Sony Pictures Networks enjoying the broadcasting right for the opening 10 campaigns, Star India gained the new right back in 2017. They signed a 5 year contract with the IPL governing body. The agreement made the company pay 163.475 billion INR (2.55 billion USD) and handed them the right for 2018-2022 period. Viewers inside India can enjoy the entire action of an IPL season in various language through various Star Sports Networks channels. More accurately, the network televises the games within the host nation through 10 different channels and in 6 different languages! It also airs the game live through online streaming via Disney+ Hotstar. Apart from these, actions are also available through Jio TV and Airtel TV apps on smartphones.
IPL 2023 Broadcasters List:
|Country or Region||Broadcasting TV Channel|
|India||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)|
|Bhutan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh||Star Sports Networks|
|New Zealand||SKY Sport New Zealand|
|United Kingdom (England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland) and Ireland||Sky Sports Cricket / Sky Sports Mix|
|United States, Canada||Willow TV|
|Malaysia, Brunei||Measat (Astro)|
|Hong Kong||Now TV (PCCW)|
|Singapore||Eleven Sports, Starhub|
|Papua New Guinea||EMTV|
|Middle East and North Africa (Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE and Yemen)||beIN SPORTS|
|South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa (Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros Islands, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mayotte, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Reunion, Rwanda, St Helena, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire and Zimbabwe)||SuperSport|
|Caribbean (Antigua & Barbuda, Barbados, Bermuda, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, St Kitts & Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent & The Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago)||Flow TV (Sports Max)|
|Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland and Faroe Islands, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino and Vatican City, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan||Yupp TV (Digital Coverage)|
- Yupp TV acquired the right which will allow them to provide digital coverage in European, South American and various Eurasian territories. Viewers from all these regions can enjoy the actions live through the world’s biggest over the top streaming service’s website www.yupptv.com and apart from this, they can also get access through various devices as well.
- Watchers from Singapore can enjoy the actions via Eleven Sports’ digital platform elevensports.sg and the service will charge $33.90 for the entire season or $2.99 for daily subscription.
- United States based viewers can catch the actions through online streaming via Hotstar US. The company’s us based service costs 9.99 US Dollar per month and 49.99 US Dollar per annual. Additional tax fees are applicable to both the packages.
- Just like the viewers in US, Canadian followers can also watch the actions online. The Canadian section of the service, Hotstar Canada, provides the live actions to the viewers. The service is purchasable on monthly and yearly basis. The monthly and annual subscription fee are 9.99 Canadian Dollar and 49.99 Canadian Dollar respectively, both are subject to additional taxes.
As we have mentioned it earlier, IPL is the mostly watched domestic cricket competition and can definitely change the fate of the broadcasting networks. Thus, various TV networks and digital providers fight their hearts out to acquire the rights.