Archive for the 'Media / TV' Category

Watch IPL matches at PVR, Cinemax or IPL multiplexes

Cricket crazy fans may have another option for watching IPL matches, apart from going to stadiums and watching it live on TV.

IPL-Media tussle persists, television channels threaten blackout

PTI to cover event in protest The IPL- Media tussle over the media guidelines seems to persist despite the Twenty20 governing body relenting to many issues raised the media fraternity. The News Broadcasters Association, an umbrella body of television broadcasters, have decided to boycott IPL, trigerring a prospect that many channels would resort to a [...]

ITC Welcomgroup hospitality partner for IPL, ad spots on MAX sell like hot cakes

The ITC Welcomgroup Hotels, Palaces and Resorts is the preferred hospitality partner for the DLF IPL. Lalit Modi , DLF IPL chairman and commissioner, has said, “I am very pleased to have the country’s leading chain of hotels, resorts and palaces join us as the preferred hospitality partner of the DLF Indian Premier League. I [...]

IPL ticket sales pick up, grand show planned for IPL launch ceremony

All the tickets for the first IPL match, on April 18, 2008, have been sold out. Tickets worth around Rs 8 lakh were sold from 18 counters on April 15, 2008. Shahrukh Khan is said to have cut the cost of tickets to Rs 100, which will be available apart from the Rs 220, Rs [...]

IPL news updates and controversies through the week

Our IPL news through the week – go through them, remember we are just one week away from the start of the IPL extravaganza! I’d be disappointed if Aussies place IPL over country: McGrath Australia’s retired bowling great Glenn McGrath cannot believe some of his teammates are ready to shed national colours to join the [...]

PTI not to cover IPL; Reuters and AP could follow

Looks like the DLF IPL, which is only a week away, is running into some real trouble with The Press Trust of India (PTI) joining other international media organisations protesting the regulations on the media in covering the lucrative tournament. PTI has called for some modifications on the restrictions, failing which they would not attempt [...]

Test defeat, media control on IPL coverage bring new controversies

The Indian Premier League has found itself into troubled waters even before the first ball has been bowled. The defeat of the Indians in the second Test against South Africa in Ahmedabad has initiated angry reactions from the media and the enthusiasts of the game. Many feel that India’s worst Test defeat at home can [...]

SET MAX telecast – Manoranjan Ka Baap IPL ad ready

With the DLF Indian Premier League (IPL) set to start on April 18, 2008, SET MAX has conceptualized its IPL broadcast campaign with the view to prime its viewers for this entertainment spectacle. In India, the IPL matches would be telecast on the SET MAX channel. Vodafone is the presenting sponsor for the IPL league. [...]

Hrithik Roshan may be brand ambassador for Mumbai Indians

The cine stars play an important role in the Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from April 18. There are rumours that Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan is likely to be the brand ambassador of Mumbai Indians, the Indian Premier League team owned by Mukesh Ambani. Industrialist Mukesh Ambani bought the team for $111.9 million. The speculation [...]

BCCI proposes bloodthirsty media restrictions and regulations for IPL matches

The Indian Premier League’s (IPL) new set of media guidelines have triggered another controversy. IPL’s regulations prevent media organizations from displaying photographs on their own websites. That is strange indeed. Formula One racing has some of the most restrictive media regulations, but that pertains mostly to television and video. We think restrictions on publishing photographs [...]