IPL 2018. Cricket is considered as a religion in India. Cricket is one of the things which connects diverse India uniformly. The popularity of cricket is uniform across India. IPL is the biggest tournament of cricket in India. So now this time its is going to connect with another uniformly famous thing in India, the Doordarshan.
A great news for the fans is that the biggest event of T20 will now be telecasted on Doordarshan. Still in the present scenario, a large part of Indian population is a viewer community of Doordarshan. This community of DD Network viewers is definitely gonna love this.
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This information has been given by Prasar Bharati in a tweet made on it’s official Twitter handle. Prasar Bharati tweeted that “Good news for Doordarshan viewers! For the first time, you can watch IPL matches on DD Network.”
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 5, 2018
Doordarshan is also offering this broadcast on their DTT service in 19 cities and on DD Free Dish all across India. Doordarshan also told this in a tweet.
— Prasar Bharati (@prasarbharati) April 6, 2018
But knowing the fact, it can be a little frustrating as well that you can only see the match of IPL with a delay of an hour on DD Network. Doordarshan will not broadcast the live coverage of these matches. Doordarshan will broadcast matches with one hour delay through D-Live.
But still, this is a pleasuring news for IPL fans those are still not in reach of Star India yet. With this information, it has also been revealed that Doordarshan will not broadcast all IPL matches, it will only broadcast selected matches.
Earlier, Star India has paid a huge amount of ₹ 16,000 crores for the broadcasting rights of IPL tournament. Star India has also purchased rights of other matches to be held in India other than IPL. For this, they paid another huge amount ₹ 6138.10 crores for these rights. Star India has bought these rights for the next 5 years.