Star India Wins IPL Media Rights for 2018-22

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Live - Indian Premier League media rights auction: BCCI eyes windfall as Sony faces STAR India challenge
Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is conducting the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights auction in Mumbai. Initially, 24 companies picked up rights papers to contest for the several rights up for grabs. The BCCI is expected to net around Rs 20,000 crore. Several big companies like Facebook, Amazon, Twitter, Yahoo, Reliance Jio, STAR India, Sony Pictures, Discovery, Sky, British Telecom and ESPN Digital Media have purchased the bid. The bids will be divided into television and digital rights.
 

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Now they can launch Star Sports IPL channel.
 


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they do have a dedicated channel for cricket already right?
 


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They ealrier had Star Cricket. But later rebranded all channels to Star Sports 1/2/3/4. It was simple to understand, but they again rebranded Star Sports 3 and 4 to Star Sports Hindi and Tamil. These language channels are suppose to carry feeds same as Star Sports 1 but in regional language.
Then Star again launched Star Sports Select channels 1 and 2 which would carry all international sports only while earlier 4 channels would carry Indian Sports.
I guess by time IPL starts, either Star would broadcast on Start Sports 1 along with Hindi/Tamil channels, or they may broadcast on some GEC/Movie channels like Sony did on Max.
 

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naah they got enough channels to broadcast on sports only channel. Sony was lacking it when brought ipl rights.

Anyone noticed price has gone around 4 times in 10 years. Half the tenure still double the price.
Also facebook bid the max for digital only rights. what if they have won. forcing everyone to get a facebook account & remove ban from office/corporate networks.