IPL 2020 Broadcasting
The countdown for the start of IPL 2020 has already begun and during this time countries around the globe witness highest level of viewership, because cricket league enjoys unparalled attention, specially In India. Also, there is a full fledged demand even from those countries who don’t play cricket. In case of India, Star Sports network has the broadcasting rights for the IPL and the live streaming of all the matches is also available on various applications.
|Star Sports 1||Star Sports Select 1||DD Sports||Star Sports Kannada||Star Sports Tamil|
|Star Sports 1 Hindi||Star Sports 2||Star Sports Telugu||Star Sports Bangla||( All their HD channels too )|
These are some of the major IPL 2020 broadcasting TV channels of India. The IPL 2020 Live Streaming will be available on Hotstar (Digital partner, now called Disney + hotstar ), beIN Connect, Yupp TV and Foxtel application and Sony Liv.
How to stream IPL 2020 live on Hotstar?
Since few years, the Disney owned hotstar had became an important platform for sports streaming. It is noticed that , the application fetched more than 300 million viewers in the 12th edition of IPL, 2019. This is the first ever application to set a global trend in live streaming. It had even gained more viewers when compared to broadcasting channels TRP’S. Not only this, this application also provide us with some fun features like, predictions, multi-cam feed, chat, emojis and more like this where you can interact and binge watch. Since the subscription to this app is not free , one need to pay a certain amount to enjoy the live shows, “all sports subscription” is the cheapest one and best for IPL fans, which costs Rs. 299 annually and then there is VIP subscription too which is bit expensive, as it includes more of movies and shows.
The fact that this is easily available in English, Hindi and six other languages gave it a upper edge over other broadcasting applications. This also helped in growing it’s reach globally, , as cricket fans are almost everywhere. This pretty much led to a good amount of profit increase in just 1 year.
In statement to the media, Varun Narang, Chief Product Officer, Hotstar said, “The achievements of this season once again bear witness to Hotstar being the most preferred sports destination for the country. With technology as our backbone and our all-round expertise in driving scale, we are confident we will continue to break global records and set new benchmarks with each passing year.”
IPL 2020 Live streaming Broadcasting TV channels
If you, by any chance cannot stream the live telecast of IPL 2020, it’s not a much problem! You can watch IPL live scores of all the matches in one place without any fee.
Where to get this application? Google play store , Apple store and Official website for laptop users.
There is one month free subscription for new subscribers! Happy Watching!
What to do when you’re in a hurry and still want to know the scores?
The answer is RADIO : Radio Mirchi 98.3 FM is the platform where you can listen to live commentary, some major highlights are also given by 91.1(RADIO CITY) and 93.3 ( RED FM)
Live Streaming in Abroad
|UNITED STATES||Willow TV APPEasily available on Play StoreLive streaming even with the time differences|
|UK & IRELAND||BT SportsSky SportsAPPS- ESPNCricinfo, Cricbuzz|
|AUSTRALIA||Fox Sports• Kayo sports is the new OTT platform in Australia where IPL live streaming is possible in much good quality, but Foxtel application is considered as better option over these apps, they both are Australian based companies, but foxtel provides with direct broadcast satellite television and IPTV streaming services.|
|BANGLADESH||Channel 9, Gazi TV|
|AFGHANISTAN||Radio Television Afghanistan (RTA)|
|UAE||OSN Sports, Star Cricket|
|SOUTH AFRICA||Super Sport|
|HONG KONG||Now TV|
|SINGAPORE||SingTel, Eleven Sports, Starhub|
|SRI LANKA||Carlton Sports Network, ESPN, STAR Cricket|
|NEW ZEALAND||Sky SportsThe main platform of IPL 2020, In Ireland and UK as well, all the 60 matches will be shown live.|
|MENA COUNTRIES||BeIN Sport|
|CANADA||Willow TV, Hotstar Canada|
- Seeing our history, Apart from Pakistan, IPL 2020 streaming is available almost around the globe as their broadcasting is not available here too.
- YuppTV (OTT) is much popular in South Asian countries and it has digital media rights for the league too. It showcases live coverage in about 60 territories too.
Which channel to tune for IPL 2020 according to different DTH’S ?
ORDER OF CHANNEL NAMES: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 Hindi, Star Sports 2 ,DD Sports
|DISH NAMES||CHANNELS ( IN ORDER OF CHANNEL NAME )|
|DISH TV||603, 607, 605, 435|
|D2H||401, 407, 403, 435|
|AIRTEL DIGITAL TV||277, 281, 279, 298|
|TATA SKY||455, 457, 460, 499|
|SUN DIRECT ( HD Channels )||984, 986, 987, 510|
|INDEPENDENT TV||501, _ 502, 512|
|DD FREE DISH||_ _ _ 077|
|ZING DIGITAL||662 ,652, 659, 663|
Previous year viewership data
As per BARC, India viewership data shared by broadcast rights holder Star India, a whole lot of 465 million viewers watched the 12th edition of the league on Star network channels between March 23 and May 12th in 2019. The reach of the tournament was up 12% compared to previous season of 2018. Not only here, on digital media, Star India’s video streaming service Hotstar recorded a reach of over 300 plus million viewers, with a peak concurrency of 18.7 million viewers for the final match between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings. IPL telecast over the last three years has also exhibited a growing contribution of HD viewership. Also, HD has emerged as the preferred mode of viewing for Cricket, Almost all the DTH sets provides with HD plan, the live league seems so real with outstanding quality.
The fact about IPL is, the viewership just grows with upcoming years. Not to forget 2020 is of course a special year! What all did not happen? The fans are in a hope that this league may vanish darkness and spread an array of excitement and fun , also the reason of hype of this 13th edition of IPL is mainly because we are battling a pandemic already and this might be the final game on field for some of the famous players.