Indian Premier League 2017 season will get underway on 5 April and it will be the historic 10th edition of the highly lucrative domestic T20 tournament in India. 2017 season is also the last year in the current “Broadcasting Rights” deal which was signed between Sony Entertainment Television (SETMax) and BCCI back in 2008. The 10 year deal worth a massive US$1.026 billion is concluded at the end of 2017 IPL season. BCCI are already inviting bids for open-tender process for IPL TV rights.
IPL 2017 Broadcasting Rights Worldwide: Indian network SETMax has the global TV rights for IPL till 2017 season and they have sub-licensed rights around the world. In Indian IPL matches are usually broadcasted live on Set Max or their new HD channel called Sony Six HD. SkySports has a sub-licensed deal with Sony to broadcast IPL games live in UK while US viewers can watch IPL live via on demand channels through Verizon FiOS, DISH or Hotwire. Below is the list of TV Channels which will be broadcasting 2017 IPL season live across the world.
|India||SetMax & Sony Six to broadcast every IPL 2017 match live in India both in English and Hindi commentary.|
|United Kingdom||SkySports to cover majority of IPL matches in the UK|
|USA||ESPN has the broadcasting rights in the USA but US viewers can only watch live IPL through ESPN’s digital platforms and they have to buy ESPN Cricket pass to watch live costing $30 a month subscription|
|Canada||SportsNet cover IPL matches in Canada.|
|Australia||Channel ONE might broadcast IPL 2017 season but its not confirmed yet. As parent network company “Network Ten” has yet to announce any detals for upcoming season..|
|South Africa & other African Countries||SuperSports has been broadcasting IPL in South Africa and other sub-sahara african countries since the start of IPL. They will continue to broadcast live action of IPL in African region|
|New Zealand||SkyNZ has the broadcasting deal with IPL and they will continue to broadcast in New Zealand|
|Pakistan||GeoSuper will broadcast IPL matches in Pakistan|
|Sri Lanka||Carlton Sports Network has the IPL rights since 2012 and this season they will cover the matches live in Sri Lanka as well.|
|Afghanistan||Set Max & Sony Six|
|Caribbean Islands||SportsMax will continue this coverage in Caribbeans in 2017 IPL season..|
|Singapore||StarHub & Singtel|
|Malaysia & Brunie||Measat (Astro)|