Star India permits Doordarshan to air IPL 2018 once per week

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Star India has reached an agreement with state broadcaster, Doordarshan for it to broadcast one match for the Indian Premier League, with a one-hour delay on Sundays.

The official broadcaster, Star Sports, holds the exclusive rights of the lucrative tournament. However, a few months ago, the Information and Broadcasting Ministry (I&B) had proposed to share some IPL 2018 matches with Doordarshan.

“It’s only one match per week and on a Sunday with an one hour delay. It’s not like international cricket that has to be shared with national broadcaster. We are comfortable with this and that’s why we have gone ahead. It only helps the IPL if it reaches people that don’t have access to Pay TV,” Uday Shankar, Star CEO, said.

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