DAZN and ITV to share IPL rights for next five years
March 1, 2023
It was reported by Matt Hughes of the Daily Mail yesterday that the two broadcasters have come together to grab the rights for the next five years.
The new deal means that the IPL will be returning to free-to-air TV for the first time since 2014. ITV are set to have 16 games while the remaining 58 will appear on DAZN.
DAZN hold the IPL rights for South Africa and Australia but this is the first time they will be broadcasting cricket to a UK audience.
Current holders of the rights Sky Sports didn’t match the bid placed by DAZN and ITV, instead choosing to focus on ICC tournaments and cricket played in the UK.
The 2023 IPL season starts with GT vs CSK on 31st March.