IPL is not part of channels’ spat: Modi

IPL is not part of channels’ spat: Modi

New Delhi: The Indian Premier League (IPL) is not involved in the ongoing dispute between the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) and Multiscreen Media Pvt. Ltd (MSMPL), which runs the Sony Entertainment Television (SET) MAX channel, over coverage of the event, said Lalit Modi, chairman and commissioner of the league.

“NBA spat with IPL as reported is not between IPL but between our rights holder SET MAX and NBA. Rights are with SET MAX," Modi said on micro-blogging website Twitter.

The dispute regarding IPL footage surfaced late Tuesday when NBA, which has 43 channels as its members, objected to the “arbitrary" media guidelines issued in a meeting involving MSMPL, IPL authorities and itself.

The guidelines restricted footage of IPL to 30 seconds per news bulletin as against four minutes earlier.