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Since they were first offered to private channels in the 1990s, India's TV rights have fuelled the global cricket economy. Along with the cash has come plenty of confusion (with the courts stepping in on occasion), and uncertainty for the armchair fan, as the major television companies - ESPN-Star, Sony, Zee and Nimbus - have scrapped for their share of the pie.
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Dec 23, 2009

The screen-eyed monster

Decade review: The 2000s saw cricket's television economy grow unprecedentedly and begin to dictate terms like never before

Ashok Malik

Oct 20, 2009

Nimbus retain rights for cricket in India

News: The rights to India's home international games for four years from April 2010 have been provisionally awarded to Nimbus Communications for Rs. 2000 crore (US$431 million)

ESPNcricinfo staff

Mar 16, 2009

Bombay court directs BCCI to keep WSG telecast deal on hold

News: The Bombay High Court has put on hold a move by the IPL to remove Sony as its broadcaster and strike a deal with World Sports Group (Mauritius)

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jul 6, 2007

Talks on to widen reach of Tests telecast

News: ESPN-Star Sports say they are trying to ensure that Star Cricket, which will telecast the Tests, is more widely available

Kanishkaa Balachandran

Jun 13, 2007

Ireland ODIs to be broadcast on six Indian channels

News: Nimbus, the Indian production company, has announced that the forthcoming ODIs in Ireland featuring India, South Africa and Ireland, would be beamed in six channels

ESPNcricinfo staff

Jun 1, 2007

Skewed numbers

Features: In the wake of the meltdown in India's cricket economy following the team's poor showing in the World Cup, how sustainable is the game's current business model?

Ashok Malik

Feb 15, 2007

Doordarshan to telecast fourth ODI live

News: The final one-day international between India and Sri Lanka, at Visakhapatnam, on Saturday will be telecast live on Doordarshan following a Delhi high court directive to Nimbus Communication to provide live feed

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 1, 2007

Nimbus forced to share live feed with Doordarshan

News: The Indian cabinet on Thursday approved an ordinance, which makes it mandatory for private broadcasters to share live feed of all "sporting events of national importance" with the government-run Doordarshan and All India Radio.

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 16, 2006

Nimbus to launch three sports channels

News: Nimbus Communications Ltd has announced that it will launch three India-centric 24-hour pay-TV channels between October 2006 and September 2007

ESPNcricinfo staff

May 9, 2006

Doordarshan denied telecast of West Indies tour

News: The Supreme Court today restrained Prasar Bharati from airing on Doordarshan the upcoming India-West Indies Test and ODI matches, the exclusive telecast rights of which are with Ten Sports.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 13, 2006

Zee TV to show Abu-Dhabi fixtures

News: Zee TV has won the exclusive telecasting rights for next week's DLF Cup between India and Pakistan in Abu Dhabi

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 6, 2006

Sahara bid leads to protests

News: Three of the four bidders for the lucrative global television rights for 25 offshore ODIs to be played by India over the next five years have complained to the Indian board against irregularities in the tender process.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Apr 6, 2006

Row overshadows Zee's media rights success

News: Zee Telefilms Limited today won the global media rights to broadcast India's overseas cricket series on neutral venues

Feb 27, 2006

Dalmiya demands proof of charges

News: Warns of legal action if things go beyond control

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 25, 2006

Sahara One to telecast England series

News: Sahara One has bagged the satellite rights for the upcoming series against England

PTI

Feb 21, 2006

Dalmiya questioned over board's finances

News: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to take a fresh look at certain financial transactions entered into by Jagmohan Dalmiya, the board's former president.

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 17, 2006

Nimbus wins telecast rights for Indian cricket

News: Nimbus Communications Ltd has won the telecast right to Indian cricket for the next four years after bidding US $612 million, the BCCI announced today

ESPNcricinfo staff

Feb 17, 2006

Today India, tomorrow the world

Article: Anand Vasu profiles Lalit Modi, India's new power broker and the ICC's enemy No. 1

Feb 1, 2006

Of money and muscle

Features: Lalit Modi and Co. are turning the game's power structure on its head. But how far is too far?

Ashok Malik

Feb 1, 2006

The need for balance

Columns: Sambit Bal on why the BCCI's new-found aggressiveness is a two-edged sword

Sambit Bal
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