BCCI media rights: It is Star again @ ₹6,138.1 crore

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Star Sports has retained the Board of Control for Cricket in India media rights for a ₹6,138.1 crore winning bid for the media rights of the bilateral international cricket in India over the next five years (April 2018-March 2023).

The e-auction process to decide the BCCI domestic media rights closed on the third day today in Mumbai with the winning bid ₹6,138.1 crore. This will amount to a world record ₹61.17 crore per match. This is almost ₹ 18 crores more than the ₹43.30 crore incumbent rights holder Star Sports has been paying to the board since 2014.

The Indian Premier League’s each match is valued at ₹55 crore following Star Sports’ ₹16,347.5 crore deal.

The e-auction process on Day Three (Thursday) had resumed at ₹ 6,032.5 crores. There were two bids in succession for ₹6,085.30 crore and ₹6,111.70 crore.

The BCCI domestic media rights are finally decided at the highest ₹6,138.1 for the Consolidated Rights package.

Incumbent Star Sports, Sony Pictures India Network and new player Reliance Jio are the three bidders in the fray.

The BCCI has called a Press conference at 5 PM for the formal announcement.

Below are the previous Updates of Day 3 E-auction:

Update at 12:06 pm

The Board of Control for Cricket in India media rights e-auction bidding value has reached ₹6,111.70 crore. The second e-bid on Day Three has registered a raise of ₹79.20 crore over the last bid on Wednesday.

The first bid on Day Three was recorded at ₹ 6,085.30 crores, the bid bar was raised within minutes by another ₹26.4 crore.

The bid war between Star India, Sony Pictures India Network and Reliance Jio Infocomm may intensify further. The market and BCCI bigwigs are expecting the media rights value for the international bilateral cricket in India to cross the $1 billion (₹6,500 crore) for the 2018-2023 five-year cycle.

The last bid at 6.15 pm on Wednesday was registered at ₹6,032.5 crore rupees.


Preview – Day 3

The proverbial billion dollar mark is the next major milestone as the Board of Control for Cricket in India media rights e-auction process resumes for the third day today (Thursday).

The bidding war between two major sports broadcasters in the country – incumbent Star Sports and Sony Pictures India Network – fuelled further by the entry of the third aggressive player Reliance-owned Jio Infocomm has already assured the BCCI of a minimum of ₹6,032.5 crore from the media rights for the bilateral international cricket in India.

The ₹6,032 crore bid has also created the record of ₹ 59.14 crores for the highest broadcast rights fee for any cricket match. The bid has already passed the previous best, ₹55 crore Star Sports will be paying to the BCCI for each Indian Premier League match on account of the ₹16,347.5 crore five-year IPL media rights deal.

The market experts and BCCI insiders are expecting the bid to go beyond the ₹6,500 crore figure, primarily on the strength of the changing digital streaming landscape.

The bidding process yesterday (Wednesday) had resumed at ₹4,442 crore. The considerable top bids for the day had been ₹4,565.20 crore, ₹5,488.30 crore, ₹5,748 crore, ₹ 6,001 crores and the last bid for the day @ ₹ 6,032.5 crores.

The e-auction process today (Thursday) will resume at 11 am.

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