The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), has recently revealed the opening of tender process for the broadcasting rights of the Indian Premier League (IPL), for 10 years.
Anurag Thakur, the president of BCCI, said: “We are happy to announce the tender process for IPL Global Media Rights (TV and Digital) for next 10 years. IPL is now the fastest growing league, most popular cricket league in the world and sixth most popular sports league in the world so it is very important for us to make it transparent when we announce the next tender process because it is going to be a historic bid in the history of cricket world”.
Actually, Sony Pictures Network India (SPNI) has the IPl’s media rights and the pact is expiring after the event’s next edition in 2017. The tender process, includes different packages for Television and Digital. This is comprised of Indian Subcontinent TV rights for 2018-2027, Indian Subcontinent Digital Rights for the five seasons from 2018-2022 and five minutes’ delay for TV transmission.