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Indian Premier League Rights Tender Sets Stage For Fox Vs. Sony Battle

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 10 / 25 / 16

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox is "squaring up to Sony Pictures in a battle for the media rights to Indian Premier League cricket in an auction that has also attracted interest from several Silicon Valley groups," according to Garrahan & Stacey of the FINANCIAL TIMES. The main broa...

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IPL Side Kolkata Knight Riders Profiting

The "star power" of Owner Shah Rukh Khan and consistent on-field performance in recent years have "catapulted Indian Premier League team Kolkata Knight Riders into the profit zone even as most other franchises of the popular Twenty20 tournament are yet to hit pay dirt," according to Mahanta & La ...

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NBA Launches Localized Indian Website

The NBA and communications company The 120 Media Collective announced a partnership to operate the customized NBA.com in India, the NBA’s official digital destination in the country. The geo-targeted NBA.com will offer Indian fans access to all things NBA, such as video highlights, game recaps ...

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Methods For Lay Equipment Outdated

In an age when cricket’s success is tied to TV audience, "primitive methods are still used to lay broadcast equipment, mainly cables, that relay matches into living rooms," according to Khurram Habib of the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Currently, "the broadcaster hires an equipment company which ...

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India Announces West Indies Tour

India "will tour West Indies in July-August for a four-match test series which will mark the resumption of bilateral ties between them, the cricket boards announced on Saturday," according to Amlan Chakraborty of REUTERS. Relations between the two boards "turned sour after a visiting Caribbean team ...

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U.S. Company Brings eSports To India

Elite Sports of India is bringing eSports to the world’s second most populous country this summer. The U.S.-based company has reached an agreement with the Association of Indian Universities to introduce competitive gaming at the university level. ESOI acquired the rights to organize and promo ...

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Edelweiss Group Partners With IOA

Diversified financial services firm Edelweiss Group has been chosen by the Indian Olympics Association "as the principal sponsor for the Indian contingent at the upcoming Rio Olympics in August this year," according to K.R. Srivats of THE HINDU. The IOA announced that Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance ...

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BCCI Waives Off West Indies Fine

Board of Control for Cricket in India President Shashank Manohar stated that the board "decided to waive off the financial penalty" of $42M that was imposed on the West Indies Cricket Board for pulling out midway through its '14 series against India, according to the PTI. Manohar also said that ...

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Athletes Divided Over Khan Appointment

Bollywood actor Salman Khan’s appointment as the goodwill ambassador of India’s Rio Olympics contingent "prompted strong reactions from the sports fraternity and social media users," according to the HINDUSTAN TIMES. Athletes, including wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt and former sprinter Milkha ...

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'17 IPL Season Could Be Played Abroad

Board of Control of Cricket in India Secretary Anurag Thakur said that the Indian Premier League's governing council is "likely to decide" on whether the '17 edition of the "cash-rich tournament can be held abroad," according to the PTI. Thakur said, "The IPL governing council will be looking at the ...

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ICC World T20 Delivers Records

The recently concluded Int'l Cricket Council World Twenty20 set records across broadcast and digital platforms. The tournament, won by the West Indies men’s and women’s teams, which beat England and Australia in their respective finals at Eden Gardens in Kolkata on April 3, was the first ...

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