Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI)
Fierce competition helped the Board of Control for Cricket in India earn a substantial increase in the value of its global media rights last week.
India’s listed-events legislation is expected to widen to include the Indian Premier League early next year, a move likely to prompt a legal challenge from Star India.
Board of Control for Cricket in India chief executive Rahul Johri told TV Sports Markets selling global Indian Premier League media rights to Star India for $2.55bn (€2.14bn) was a “game-defining moment”.
Interview with Rahul Johri, chief executive of the Board of Control for Cricket in India, about the Indian Premier League's $2.55bn deal with Star India
Star India’s new deal for Indian Premier League internet and mobile rights helps the broadcaster in three ways: it gives it vital digital content, helps undermine the exclusivity of rival Sony, and ensures Star has a role in IPL coverage ahead of the sale of the main television rights in India.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India has been hit with a fine of Rs520m (€6.94m/$8.36m) after being found guilty of breaches of competition rules when negotiating rights deals for Twenty20 tournament the Indian Premier League.
More than 20 broadcasters have expressed an interest in acquiring rights to the Indian Premier League Twenty20 club cricket competition.
The ICC’s ambitious income target for its next cycle of media rights sales
Big-hitting BSkyB lands two more cricket deals to keep BT at bay
Proposal for alternative international-cricket schedule.
UK pay-operator’s English Premier League deal was year's largest television sports-rights deal.
Australian, English, South African, New Zealand, Zimbabwean boards to benefit from new Asian television rights deals.