Dec 23, 2009 The 2000s saw cricket's television economy grow unprecedentedly and begin to dictate terms like never before
Indian television rights
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.
Oct 20, 2009 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)
Indian Premier League 2009
Mar 16, 2009 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)
India in England 2007
Jul 6, 2007 ESPN-Star Sports say they are trying to ensure that Star Cricket, which will telecast the Tests, is more widely available
Commentary expanded to four regional languages
Jun 13, 2007 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
Jun 1, 2007
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?
Nimbus forced to share live feed
Feb 15, 2007 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
Cabinet approves ordinance on 'sporting events of national importance'
Feb 1, 2007 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.
Broadcast of cricket matches to begin in October 2006
May 16, 2006 Nimbus Communications Ltd has announced that it will launch three India-centric 24-hour pay-TV channels between October 2006 and September 2007
India in West Indies 2006
May 9, 2006 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.