Eleven Sports has acquired Singapore’s digital rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL), cricket’s most high profile Twenty20 franchise competition.
The global broadcaster will show every game of the 2017 tournament live on its online platform elevensports.sg. The tenth edition of the IPL begins on 5th April with a repeat of the 2016 final between defending champions, the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
The financial terms of the one-year agreement have not been revealed.
“Acquiring rights to the Vivo IPL 2017 with it’s thrilling, high-octane action ensures that we keep delivering the best and most exhilarating sports properties for the fans,” said Danny Menken, managing director of Eleven Sports. “We are committed to our core strategy to reach all fans with the biggest and best sports content at an affordable price with anytime, anywhere viewing options.
“Bringing the Vivo IPL to Eleven Sports backs up this commitment and strengthens even further our growing portfolio of world-class sports rights.”
India’s national team captain Virat Kohli, who plays for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, topped the 2016 batting rankings. In 16 innings, the hard-hitting number three amassed 973 runs at an average of 81.08, scoring an unprecedented four centuries in the process.