Amazon enters cricket streaming, will they bid for IPL Rights?

IPL 2022 – Amazon Enters Cricket Streaming: The Indian Premier League (IPL) Media Rights tender is just few weeks away and one of the potential contenders Amazon Prime Video has announced its entry into CRICKET LIVE Streaming play. Amazon Primer Video will live stream test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh starting on 1st January – Follow IPL 2022 LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

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Amazon Enters Cricket Streaming – Will Amazon Bid for IPL Rights? In November 2020, Prime Video became the first streaming service in India to secure exclusive live cricket rights from a major cricketing board.

As a part of the multi-year deal, international men’s and women’s cricket matches played in New Zealand – across ODI, T20 and tests – will be available exclusively on Prime Video.

Now according to the well placed sources, world’s leading e-commerce company is likely to eye IPL Media Rights Tender.

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“Amazon can surely bid. They are now cricket ready with streaming services around cricket. I don’t think so they will shy away from the IPL Bids”, said one of the well placed source.

When will be the IPL Media Rights Tender Released? The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has recently declared that the IPL Media Rights tender will be conducted soon. The tender for the potential bidders will be released before January.

According to Ganguly tender should easily fetch more than 40,000 Crores for the Indian cricket. 

“12,000 Crore for sale of two franchises was phenomenal. Fingers crossed, we should get 40,000 crore plus from the IPL Media Rights. The tenders will be conducted soon by the BCCI”, declared BCCI President.

BCCI is likely to deploy e-auction module to finalize new media rights partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL).

According to the information available with InsideSport, BCCI has internally decided that the e-auction will ensure better price discovery for the IPL Rights portfolio. The next cycle of rights will again be auctioned for 5 year period i.e 2023 to 2027.

Who can potentially bid for the Rights? The incumbent Disney Star Network, Sony Pictures Network, Reliance Viacom 18 along with Amazon Prime Video are likely to be the potential bidders for the rights. 

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Amazon Prime Video Cricket Offering – New Zeland vs Bangladesh LIVE Streaming starts 1st January

  • Prime members will be able to exclusively stream the highly anticipated series between the Indian and New Zealand Women’s Cricket Teams in February 2022. 
  • Indian and New Zealand Men’s Cricket Teams presently scheduled for November 2022.
  • This is in addition to matches that are presently scheduled to be played between the Men’s teams as a part of Bangladesh’s tour of New Zealand in January 2022
  • South Africa’s tour in February 2022,
  • Australia’s tour in March 2022 and
  • Netherland’s tour in March/ April 2022.
IPL 2022: Amazon Prime Video Cricket Offering - New Zeland vs Bangladesh LIVE Streaming starts 1st January
IPL 2022: Amazon Prime Video Cricket Offering – New Zeland vs Bangladesh LIVE Streaming starts 1st January

New Zeland vs Bangladesh LIVE: The test series between New Zealand and Bangladesh will be the first to stream on Prime Video. 

The first match scheduled to be played at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, Tauranga from 1-5 January, and the second test match in Christchurch scheduled to commence on 9 January. 

Prime members can tune in live at 3:30 a.m. IST for each day’s play.

Cricket lovers can access a host of cricket programming and highlights, in the run-up to the matches, and can also revisit the highlights of matches on the service shortly after the match ending.

“Cricket is undoubtedly the most loved sport in India and our collaboration with New Zealand Cricket underlines our commitment to give our customers what they want. The upcoming series will be Prime Video’s first foray into live cricket in India,” said Gaurav Gandhi, country head, Amazon Prime Video, India.

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