Hotstar to launch fastest cricket scorecard for IPL 2018
MUMBAI: Star India’s video on demand (VoD) platform Hotstar is gearing up to roll out the fastest cricket scorecard in the country with load time under 0.5 seconds for Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. The new scorecard unit will be available to all Hotstar users when they open the app.
The feature packs in complex coding under the hood to provide the live score, with zero lag, to over 250 million varied devices across the country. With the fastest load time compared to any other cricket score feed, the feature is designed to minimize friction for the user, completely eliminating the need to search for the score anywhere else. The feature will be rolled out with the first IPL match on 6 April.
Meanwhile, Hotstar has said that the player auction registered record numbers on the platform with a 5X increase in viewership compared to the previous season. While IPL has grown each year since its inception, 2018 promises to be an inflection point in its history as Hotstar and Star Sports reimagine it into a 6-month extravaganza, with technology at the heart of the experience.