IPL 2018 Live streaming info: As we all knew that the Star India having official rights for broadcasting live IPL on TV and also on digital platforms. In the IPL history, this is the first time that the tournament will live telecast on six languages on various channels. Star India bought the media rights at Rs 16,347.5 crore for five years from IPL 11.
Also, they had rights of audio-visual production for this year for IPL (Indian Premier League) and BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) domestic cricket for the 2018-19 season. Recently, the media rights of the national team’s home series and domestic cricket for the next five years by Star India for Rs 6138.1 crore on Thursday (5 April 2018)
The first game and the opening ceremony of this 11th season set to begin on Saturday, April 7. According to the schedule, the first game of this season will be between Mumbai Indias and Chennai Super Kings. After many years, this is the first time that the opening ceremony event will take place on the same day as the season’s opening match.
The opening ceremony of the IPL 2018 will take place at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. So, we can expect the celebrities to the venue. According to the report, Bollywood actors Hrithik Roshan and Jacqueline Fernandes are to be performed. Because of the same day of event and match, we can only able to see MI skipper Rohit Sharma and CSK skipper MS Dhoni on the event.
As mentioned early that IPL 2018 will be telecasted on six languages in 10 TV channels. Check the list and details below:
Star India had a plan to start new Sports regional channels as before the IPL schedule. But, they can’t do that within a period due to various reasons. For now, they will telecast matches on regional languages like Telugu, Kannada, and Bengali in their existed TV channels.
Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD will be telecasted the matches with the English commentary.
Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD for Hindi-speaking cricket fans with Hindi commentary.
Star Sports 1 SELECT and Star Sports 1 SELECT HD are the additional channels to watch IPL 2018 live.
Star Sports 1 Tamil is the first Southern-regional language sports channel by Star India network which is ready to telecast 60 matches with pre and post-match events with highlights.
Maa Movies for the Telugu speaking people, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh living people can watch IPL 11 in their native language in this year.
Jalsha Movies for the Bengali-speaking cricket fans to watch live IPL 2018 on Television. Jalsha Movies is the Star India’s Bengali movie channel.
Suvarna Plus is ready to telecast live IPL 11 for the Kannada-speaking and Karnataka living IPL cricket fans.
Star Sports Channels on DTH to watch IPL 2018 Live
Check the channel number to watch live Indian Premier League (IPL) on Television at home.
Star Sports 1
Star Sports 1 HD
Star Sports Hindi 1
Star Sports Hindi 1 HD
Star Sports SELECT 1
Star Sports SELECT 1 HD
Star Sports Tamil 1
Star maa Movies
Star Jalsha Movies
Star Suvarna Plus
IPL 2018 Live Streaming online
Hotstar is the OTT app which is the official digital application of Star India. As mentioned above, Star India has also had IPL cricket matches digital streaming rights. So, the company introduced new special pack for their IPL fans to watch all IPL 2018 Live matches online by paying only Rs 299 (All Sports Pack). It is not only for the IPL, cricket fans can watch all available live sports. So, users can watch Asia Cup, Pro Kabaddi League, Premier League, Formula One and all Grand Slams tournaments.