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SRK-owned Kolkata Knight Riders emerges as most valuable franchise at $58.6 mn. Mumbai Indians is 2nd at $54.1 mn.
IMG-Reliance is planning to expand the Indian Super League to 10 teams next season with 3 existing I-League teams set to move up the ranks.
Sony Music India has released the first playlist of the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Kolkata franchise of the IPL.
KKR and CA Media’s $300 mn media platform could mean big-ticket deals; Rajesh Kamat and Paul Aiello to co-head
A fund to the tune of $300 mn, governed by KKR and The Chernin Group, will be available for media companies in Asia. Emerald Media is looking for deal sizes ranging from $15 mn-75 mn. Aiello and Kamat have so far supported smaller outfits. Will they now go for bigger media companies?
SRK’s Red Chillies has bought the Trinidad and Tobago franchise. Trinidad and Tobago has a population of about 1.3 mn, with people of Indian origin comprising almost 38%.
About 30% of the ads during commercial breaks of IPL 8 were celebrity endorsed ads, with Aamir Khan being the top celebrity appearing in ads.
Shah Rukh Khan-owned Kolkata Knight Riders’victory run chase against Mumbai Indians rated 5.4 TVR, thereby making it the most watched match so far.
Gionee will replace Nokia, which was the principal sponsor of the franchise for almost eight years since the league’s inception. KKR also renewed its association with Dish TV, of which Khan is the brand ambassador.
79 Indians and 44 overseas players were retained by the franchises for the 2015 edition of the IPL. Five Indian cricketers were traded during the trading window which closed on 15 December.