IPL (Indian Premier League) is one of the greatest global sporting phenomenons and its broadcast rights for each match represent a prized commodity for advertisers.
JioCinema, led by Mukesh Ambani’s OTT platform JioCinema, has made waves this IPL by streaming matches for free and featuring differentiators like multi-cam mode, commentary in 12 languages and 4K viewing capabilities.
1. Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL Cinema : Rohit Sharma led Mumbai Indians to an unprecedented fourth IPL title this season and became its most successful captain ever. Thanks to players such as Lasith Malinga, Kieron Pollard and Mitchell Johnson, MI’s lineup remained well balanced throughout.
Virat Kohli struggled to score big runs throughout the tournament for Royal Challengers Bangalore but managed to reach the Playoff round before losing their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders in Qualifier 2. However, they quickly bounced back with an epic comeback victory against Rajasthan Royals to lift their first IPL trophy.
Even without Jasprit Bumrah’s injury, Rohit Sharma and Nehal Wadhera led their team well under Rohit’s leadership and that of Nehal Wadhera. Faf du Plessis and Glenn Maxwell made half-centuries to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a massive total of 199 for six in their first innings batting total; Suryakumar Yadav scored an unbeaten 35-ball 83 while youngster Nehal Wadhera helped reach their target effortlessly in pursuit.
At the final ball, Shardul Thakur attempted to force a super over for his team but was bowled out by Mumbai Indians’ Lasith Malinga’s remarkable pace. Instead, the match went into super over and Kieron Pollard struck gold by hitting an off-his-second-ball boundary for victory.
MI became the first team ever to win four IPL titles and also take home the Paytm Fairplay award, while RCB experienced their maiden defeat at Chinnaswamy Stadium since IPL began.
2. Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans
Chennai Super Kings cruised past Gujarat Titans and won their fifth Indian Premier League 2023 championship with an exciting title match at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. MS Dhoni led his side as they successfully defended 149 runs at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium for victory.
Both teams have come head to head in some of the most memorable IPL finals, and this was no different. Both sides fought hard for victory; an IPL final went all the way down to the last ball! A thrilling contest unfolded.
CSK batted admirably in the final, as Faf du Plessis, Vijay Shankar and Shane Watson put up an excellent fight. Unfortunately for them however, Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga ultimately defeated them thanks to Jasprit Bumrah and Lasith Malinga who proved too effective against CSK’s top order batting line-up; their Mumbai counterparts struggled against CSK bowlers’ quick pace; eventually leading them down.
The IPL Final was an amazing spectacle and CSK players were clearly delighted to win it all, dancing around their trophy and even thumping it on the ground in celebration. It marked an exciting conclusion to one of the most intense and exciting seasons ever witnessed on Indian soil, breaking records for highest viewership on JioCinema with 24 million viewers tuning in despite India’s limited fast Internet reach and expensive data costs.
3. Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore both still have a chance at reaching the top four, both sitting on 10 points each and with net run rates very close. Victory for either team would provide them with much-needed momentum heading into Saturday’s Wankhede Stadium showdown.
Last week, Royal Challengers Bangalore lost another home match against Delhi Capitals and dropped into fifth place in the table with a 6-6 record at Chinnaswamy Stadium. Their form at home needs improvement as only 40 of 42 matches have been won there so far – skipper Virat Kohli continued his poor form there and wasn’t particularly impressive with his bat either. Additionally, bench strength concerns remain with Jasprit Bumrah currently unavailable with injury as well as Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson also absent due to being unavailable from playmaking duties in other teams’ squads.
The 16th season of Indian Premier League cricket has attracted immense viewership across platforms. Digital streaming partner JioCinema secured rights for Rs 23,000 crore deal and plans on providing an unparalleled viewing experience, providing features such as multilingual commentary and multiple camera angles including bird’s eye views. Furthermore, they introduced Fan Feed for fans of specific teams.
OTT platform Netflix recently unveiled an English and Tamil versions of their app. Leveraging AI to deliver personalized recommendations for users and help them discover new content, it plans on increasing original production while expanding regional markets – recently unveiling 100 movies and original web series in Hindi, Marathi, Telugu Bengali Gujarati Bhojpuri!
4. Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals
Indian Premier League (IPL) is one of the world’s most lucrative sports franchises, with the per-match broadcast rights acting as a marketing prize. Therefore, its digital streaming rights have become highly contested battleground between Reliance Industries-backed JioCinema and Disney+ Hotstar streaming services.
The Indian Premier League (IPL) has long been marred with controversy due to match-fixing and illegal betting activities taking place within its ranks, yet its sideshow of money, starlets, glamour, and behind-the-back scheming has proved engaging viewing over time.
This year’s IPL final did not disappoint viewers across the nation, captivating everyone with its nail-biting finish and eventual victory by MI. MI made history yet again by reaching a game to the very last ball; thus making this IPL Final unforgettable for its viewers and ending in victory after an action-packed contest.
An IPL match set new viewership records on JioCinema with over 24 million people watching it live and on replay – the highest viewership figure for an IPL match ever on Jio Cinema.
as per PioneerEpaper, With the IPL having returned to public viewing after three years of Covid restrictions, it will be exciting to witness its response to increased spectator numbers. JioCinema won most of the broadcast rights for IPL at Rs 23,758 crore; therefore this test should serve as an early indicator as to their effectiveness as broadcast partner.
JioCinema will air the tournament free-of-charge to attract users, in order to build up its user base before beginning to charge for content later this year – an expected development.
5. Chennai Super Kings vs Rajasthan Royals
This final was an intense IPL encounter from start to finish, featuring CSK against Rajasthan Royals for the first time ever in an IPL final and living up to all expectations from start to finish. From Jasprit Bumrah taking Gautam Gambhir early in KKR’s chase through MS Dhoni’s controversial run out and Lasith Malinga’s brilliant slower one bowled by Lasith Malinga; every moment was riveting.
Both teams fought tooth and nail to gain victory, with both teams facing severe difficulty during league stages to reach final. But after playing thrilling semi-final against LSG they secured their place against CSK for final and will never forget last ball drama that kept fans riveted throughout this match!
Both teams recorded high-scoring totals, but CSK emerged victorious by better defending their score than RR. MS Dhoni led from the front with his 66-ball innings – it was truly an honour watching such an iconic figure take part in an IPL finale once more!
IPL matches are an international sporting phenomenon and its per-match broadcast valuation second only to that of NFL matches. Last year, Viacom18’s JioCinema beat Disney and Hotstar to acquire streaming rights for IPL matches on digital platforms – marking an important departure from traditional models where streaming rights were split among subscription video-on-demand services like Hotstar or Disney and linear channels – further changing India’s distribution landscape for this tournament.