Indian Premier League (IPL) is a T-20 cricket league hosted by India. The Board of Control founded the league for Cricket in India (BCCI) in 2007. The tournament promotes and gives a chance to a lot of new Indian cricketers. International players play a significant role in the league. IPL has got an enormous fan following in India. Fans watch IPL matches through various platforms in India. The official analytics tells us that the majority of viewers watch the matches from English and Hindi channels.
IPL matches with English commentary are available in Star Sports 1, Star Sports Select 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports Select 1 HD at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. IPL matches with Hindi commentary are available in Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sport 1 Hindi HD at 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM. Apart from this, IPL matches are also available in Disney+ Hotstar.
IPL Telecast 2021 In Regional Channels
IPL has commentary in 6 regional languages. The non-sports channel broadcast only on Sunday; meanwhile, the sports channels broadcast on all the match days.
Here are the names of some channels which telecast IPL matches in regional languages.
Tamil – Star Sports Tamil (All match days) and Vijay Super SD ( Only on Sundays)
Telugu – Star Sports Telugu (All match days), Maa Movies HD and SD (Only Sundays)
Kannada – Star Sports Kannada (All match days), Star Suvarna SD and HD (Only Sundays)
Bengali – Star Sports Bangla (All match days), Jalsha Movies SD and HD (Only Sundays)
Marathi – Star Pravah HD and SD (Only Sundays)
Malayalam – Asianet Plus SD (Only Sundays)
IPL Telecast in other Countries
IPL has fans worldwide, and it is also telecasted on International channels like Willow TV, SuperSport, Sky Sports, Fox Sports, beIN Sports. All these channels telecast the matches with English commentary.
IPL Broadcasting Rights
In 2017, Star India bought the broadcasting rights of all the IPL matches with a bid of 16,347.5 crores INR (USD 2.55 Billion). According to the contract, Star Sports has the right to broadcast all the IPL matches until 2022.