Will the LIVE streaming of 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2020) be available on Reliance Jio or not ? Will Star India’s Disney+ Hotstar renew their agreement with Jio or not ? Will IPL fans get to see the IPL 2020 streaming for free or will they have to pay to enjoy the IPL ?
According to a new report by 91Mobiles, JIO and Star India have finally come on the same page for the streaming deal on IPL 2020.
The report claims that two companies have come to an agreement that will allow subscribers of select Jio mobile plans to watch IPL 2020 for free. Moreover, all but one JioFiber plan will give users the same free IPL 2020 streaming.
The deal is important for the reach of IPL 2020. The IPL in 2019 delivered phenomenal numbers on digital streaming on Hotstar. The streaming platform had claimed that they have crossed 300Mn viewers and registered a 74% increase in watch time in comparison to IPL 2018 edition. Not only this, the finals of IPL 2019 between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai created a record of sorts as it delivered 18.6 million concurrent users.
According to the industry experts most of this reach came on the back of Hotstar’s back to back agreement with JioTV. It is worth noting that though Hotstar was charging its customers after 5minutes of free viewing time, JioTV allowed free IPL streaming to its subscribers as they paid lump-sump fee to Star India for the IPL 2019 streaming rights. InsideSport