First day of IPL media rights bidding suggests global value will more than double
The value of global media rights for the Indian Premier League is set to more than double in the new cycle, 2023 to 2027, according to media reports in India
Google and Amazon ‘pick up IPL rights bidding documents’
Global tech firms Google and Amazon, India's biggest media groups, and other international broadcasters have picked up the bidding documents for the upcoming Indian Premier League rights auction, Bloomberg…
Bodhi Tree invests $1.76bn in Viacom18 ahead of IPL auction
Bodhi Tree, the media investment vehicle promoted by media executives James Murdoch and Uday Shankar, will invest INR13,500 crore ($1.76bn/€1.6
Indian broadcaster Viacom18 launches new sports channel
Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has launched a new sports pay-television channel, Sports18
Murdoch and Shankar ‘to acquire Viacom18 stake’
Media executives James Murdoch and Uday Shankar are in talks to buy a 39-per-cent stake in Indian broadcaster Viacom18, in a deal that would value the company at $4bn (€3.6bn), according to media reports.
Eurosport India, Jio TV acquire rights for AFC Women’s Asian Cup India 2022
Discovery-owned pay-television broadcaster Eurosport India and Reliance-owned OTT platform Jio TV have acquired media rights for the Asian Football Confederation's Women’s Asian Cup 2022, which India i…
Indian Premier League franchise sale, media rights bidding talked up
The Glazer family, CVC Capital Partners, Cristiano Ronaldo and superstar Bollywood couple Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh are among the parties linked to bids for new Indian Premier League franchise…
Jyoti Deshpande becomes CEO of Viacom18
Indian broadcaster Viacom18 has appointed experienced Reliance Industries media executive Jyoti Deshpande as chief executive
Viacom18 overpowers rivals to secure 2022 Fifa World Cup rights in India
Viacom18’s deal 2022 Fifa World Cup rights is the strongest signal yet of its intention to launch a sports-centric channel in the Indian subcontinent.
Viacom18 snaps up Serie A, Ligue 1 amid absence of competition
Indian media group Viacom18’s acquisitions of rights to Italy’s Serie A and France’s Ligue 1 signify the growing presence of tech and media giant Reliance in the Indian sports broadcasting landscape.
Viacom 18 continues sports push with Ligue 1 rights
Rising sports broadcaster Viacom 18 has secured rights in India for French Ligue 1 football
FSDL to sell AFC media rights in Indian subcontinent across 2021-24 cycle
The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has announced a four-year media rights agreement with Football Sports Development Limited, a subsidiary of Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries, across the Indian…