Jio strikes deal with Star for Indian cricket

After missing out in the initial tender, mobile network operator Jio has signed an agreement with Star India to stream all cricket matches organised by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the next five seasons.

In April, Jio unsuccessfully bid for BCCI digital rights in the Indian subcontinent, losing out to Star, which acquired all rights on a global basis.

Jio’s rights across the Indian subcontinent will be non-exclusive as Star will broadcast matches on its Hotstar OTT service.

Running from 2018-19 to 2022-23, the deal will cover all domestic competitions along with home matches of India’s national cricket team in all formats of the game.