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Business News/ News / India/  Reliance's JioCinema to stream India vs. Australia ODI series free
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Reliance's JioCinema to stream India vs. Australia ODI series free

JioCinema to livestream India's ODI home series against Australia for free, while Viacom18 secures media rights for BCCI matches.

JioCinema streams India vs. Australia ODI series for free (MINT_PRINT)Premium
JioCinema streams India vs. Australia ODI series for free (MINT_PRINT)

JioCinema, under the Reliance banner, has announced that it will livestream India's 3-match ODI home series against Australia at no cost. This marks the initiation of international series coverage in JioCinema's rights cycle.

The OTT platform will broadcast the matches in 11 different languages and has enlisted cricket stalwarts like Suresh Raina, Kedar Jadhav, Aakash Chopra, Amit Mishra, Hanuma Vihari, Kiran More, Anirudha Srikanth, Sarandeep Singh, and others to form an expert panel.

Viacom18, a subsidiary of Reliance Industries, has secured exclusive media rights for international and domestic matches organized by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). This deal spans a cumulative period from September 2023 to March 2028.

Viacom18 clinched the BCCI media rights with a staggering 67.8 crore per match, surpassing Sony Pictures Networks India, while Disney Star reportedly did not participate in the bidding.

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The upcoming 3-match ODI series between India and Australia provides an exciting glimpse into what could be considered the new home of Indian cricket. Anil Jayaraj, Viacom18's Sports CEO, expressed the company's commitment to transforming the way sports are experienced, harnessing the power of digital platforms alongside traditional TV broadcasting.

Viacom18 has secured rights for both digital and TV broadcasting of all Indian cricket teams' home matches, covering both men and women's teams. On TV, the series will be broadcast live on channels such as Colors Tamil (Tamil), Colors Bangla Cinema (Bengali), Colors Kannada Cinema (Kannada), Colors Cineplex Superhits (Hindi), Sports18-1 SD, and Sports18-1 HD (English). This series holds significant importance as both India and Australia gear up for the impending 50-over World Cup.

The first match of the series is scheduled for September 22, with subsequent matches taking place on September 24 and 27. This series will provide Australia with vital practice on Indian pitches ahead of the ICC World Cup 2023, commencing in October in India.

JioCinema will stream the matches in English, Hindi, Marathi, Gujarati, Bengali, Bhojpuri, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, and Malayalam languages.

To further engage fans, JioCinema is introducing the "Jeeto Dhan Dhana Dhan" contest, where viewers can participate and win exciting prizes. This contest gained immense popularity during the 2023 TATA IPL, with numerous participants walking away with premium hatchback cars.

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Published: 13 Sep 2023, 07:04 PM IST
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