Viewership for the game peaked at 5. This is the largest on the Akamai platform for any live sporting event in the world and the largest for any single event online by a broadcaster. This is ahead of the previous high on the Akamai platform of 4. President Donald Trump in January
Following are the highlights of the IPL media rights auction.
Initially, 24 companies picked up rights papers to contest for the several rights up for grabs in the auction organised by the BCCI.
The bids were divided into television and digital rights. Highest territorial combined bid was R 15, The highest eligible bid win rights in each category.
Also, BCCI has allowed a global bid, which will only win if it is higher than the sum of all highest individual bids. Star India owns the digital rights of IPL.
Econet and Perform Group follow. The process is going on fast as Airtel goes next. The auction will take place through the tender process. The technical bids will be opened first.
Who will grab the all-important broadcast rights for India? Around 18 companies were in contention then but the Supreme Court intervened to postpone the bidding.
The period will be for five years. The BCCI will conduct the bidding in the form of a tender process rather than the procedure of e-auction, something which the Indian board had opposed.
The winner in each category will be determined by matching the bids which will be presented. The rights will be awarded to the highest bidder in each category.
An interested party or a consortium can even make a bid for all seven categories. For India, television rights will be the most lucrative property.
Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad. The Kane Williamson led franchise tasted a loss for the first time this season after three winning three games in a row.
Vivo are the title sponsors of the IPL, retaining the sponsorship rights for for approximately USD million.