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I-League agrees live streaming of untelevised games

The All-India Football Federation and its broadcast partner Star India have announced that I-League matches not shown on linear television will be livestreamed on Star’s Hotstar and JioTV platforms.

I-League club owners were reportedly upset at Star’s plans to broadcast only 30 of the league’s remaining fixtures live on its pay-television channels. The decision means 80 of the 110 matches in the 2018-19 league will be broadcast live by Star, compared to 88 of 90 from the 2017-18 season.

The Aizawl FC v Indian Arrows match on January 5 will be the first to be streamed live.