The Indian Premier League T20 competition is being broadcast in Australia again after a six-season hiatus, via a deal with Fox Sports.
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.
Indian pay-television broadcaster Star India this month became the latest beneficiary of beIN Sports’ move to acquire cricket content in the Middle East and North Africa.
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.
Two scheduled India tours has helped the Pitch International agency finally sell New Zealand Cricket rights in the Indian subcontinent after three years without a deal.
Sony Pictures Networks India’s acquisition of the Ten Sports channels is likely to restrict the Indian media-rights market and make life difficult for rights-holders below the top tier.
Star India has snatched rights to two tennis grand slams from its Indian subcontinent rivals in the last week, significantly increasing their value.
The Asian Cricket Council earned a big increase in the value of its media rights in a lucrative eight-year deal with pay-television broadcaster Star India.
Rupert Murdoch-owned Star India has renewed its English Premier League rights in India at a significant discount.
Star India’s strategic shift away from overseas sport allowed Multi Screen Media to buy rights to Italy’s Serie A and the English FA Cup earlier this month.
Star India’s renewal with Indian hockey’s governing body highlights the broadcaster’s strategy of ground-level investment in minority sports.
Pay-television network Ten Sports’s desire for exclusivity pushed up the value of MotoGP rights in the Indian subcontinent in last month’s deal.
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 German Bundesliga is set to more than double its international rights value from 2015-16 onwards following a host of deals agreed in recent weeks.
Giles Clarke, the head of the International Cricket Council’s media-rights negotiation team, hailed this month’s deal with Rupert Murdoch’s Star pay-television operations as “hugely positive for the game around the world.”