Star Sports to produce two hours of IPL content daily until the tournament starts
The Indian-based Sports channel will up the ante as the tournament edges closer.
Published - Feb 21, 2018 10:04 am | Updated - Feb 21, 2018 10:04 am
Star Sports, one of the leading sports broadcaster in the world, will be producing two hours of content daily until the start of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018. Two hours per day totals to 60 hours of programming per month. The programme, which will talk about various tournament related things, has been scheduled in two timings – morning 9 am to 10 am and evening 10 pm to 11 pm.
The morning slot will talk about stuff like Gameplan and IPL highlights while the evening show will include Knight Club, Super Kings Show, highlights and more. Team documentaries, talk shows, and player banter will also be shown daily until the start of the tournament which is now into its eleventh season. Earlier, the 11th edition of the auctions received a huge viewership from as many as 46.5 million people across the world.
IPL this year will not be broadcasted in only Hindi and English but also in four other regional languages – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali. The IPL 2018 will be held from 7 April to 31 May with the first match to be played between two-time champions Chennai Super Kings and defending champions Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium.
IPL 11 and its successful captains
IPL, each year, has only grown in popularity. The tournament, which started 10 years ago in 2008, had sent its two favourite teams into exile for two years – Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals – both of which will be seen back in action this year. Among the tournament’s most successful captains, MS Dhoni will lead CSK (he had led the franchise to two titles), Rohit Sharma will continue leading Mumbai Indians (he has led the team to two of their three titles) while Gautam Gambhir, who captained KKR to two titles, will be seen at the helm of Delhi Daredevils this year. IPL 11 promises to be bigger and better.