Star India wins rights to produce IPL, BCCI domestic cricket
MUMBAI: Star India has won the rights for audio-visual production rights for Indian Premier League (IPL) and BCCI Domestic Cricket for the 2018-19 season.
The BCCI had invited Request for Proposal (RFP) documents for services relating to the live production of all matches for IPL Season 2018 and Domestic Cricket Season 2018-19.
The service agreement and the contract term will cover one season of the IPL (2018) and one season of Domestic Cricket (2018-2019).
The BCCI, however, reserves the right to extend the term for one more Season of IPL (2019) and one more Season of Domestic Cricket (2019-2020) and at its discretion, further extend the term to include IPL Season 2020, as provided for in the Services Agreement.
In September 2017, Star had acquired the IPL media rights for five years with a staggering bid of Rs 16,347.5 crore outbidding Sony Pictures Networks India and Facebook. Star also owns the media rights for international and domestic cricket in India till March 2018.