RCB vs MI: Catch IPL action live on your mobiles, on the go

By : |April 3, 2013 0

BANGALORE, INDIA: It’s that time of the year again, when you give up all your daily chores and sit glued to the television sets or queue up to your home stadium to catch the action up close and live. Or, you might opt to follow the proceedings on your mobiles, PCs or other devices, on the go and at work.

After the grand Opening Nite on Tuesday, the sixth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 6) is all set to kick off today, with the big match between defending champions, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), and Delhi Daredevils (DD).

Still, it is entirely possible that all of us might not have secured match tickets or many unfortunate fans would have got one or the other official work that is bound to deprive them of the Twenty20 (T20) live action. So, where and how do you plan to watch it live?


For all of you not wanting to miss the extravaganza at any cost, there are several online live streaming options, be it on your computers, mobiles, tablets or other devices.

If you want to watch it on your desktop, Indiatimes, run by IPL 6’s global Internet, mobile and audio rights’ partner, Times Internet, is a great option. It has tied up with YouTube to provide live streaming with a five-minute delay.

“As part of the deal, YouTube will have exclusive live-streaming rights for desktop web viewing (with a five-minute delay in India) and non-exclusive rights for mobile viewing through the 2013 and 2014 tournaments,” the group said in a statement.

Apart from that, avid T20 fans can also follow matches on Indiatimes’ YouTube channel using Google+ Hangout. According to Times Internet chief executive officer, Satyan Gajwani, “We saw a 43 per cent growth in audience base just last year on IPL online. Our partnership with YouTube is strategic in building supplementary touch points with these audiences and we are happy to renew our association with YouTube.”

BoxTV.com, an online video streaming service by Times Internet, also is an official live feed provider of IPL 6. If you have the BoxTV app downloaded to your handheld devices, you might as well watch it on your mobiles and tablets.

Likewise, DigiVive’s live TV streaming app nexGTv, too, has bagged the official mobile streaming rights for IPL 2013. The nexGtv apps are available for free for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Symbian, but users, however, are required to subscribe in order to watch all the 76 matches of IPL 6 live on their mobiles. Moreover, it will offer highlights and re-runs on its video-on-demand section.

The app with 9 million users is already popular among smartphone users and witnesses about 25,000 downloads on a daily basis. During IPL 5, it had an overall pageviews of 113 million, which was a 55 per cent increase over the previous edition. DigiVive had even streamed live the T20 World Cup.

With all these options available, just chill and never miss any live action during the IPL 6. Also, don’t forget to let us know about your online viewing experience.

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