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Times Internet partners AIR for live IPL commentary

MUMBAI: Times Internet Limited (TIL) and All India Radio have joined hands to broadcast live commentary of the last three matches of the Indian Premier League 2012 on the state-run radio broadcaster’s AIR’s National Channel and FM Gold Network.


With the deal in place, AIR will offer the running commentary of the final matches of IPL 2012, including the eliminator match at Bangalore on 23 May, second qualifier match and final match at Chennai on 25 May and 27 May respectively.


The matches will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English on National Channel and FM Gold Network.


Speaking on the deal, Times Internet CEO Rishi Khiani said, “By partnering with All India Radio, IPL 2012 will be able to reach out to a much larger base of cricket fans, who are spread all over the country ,especially beyond the metros.”


The coverage area of National Channel includes Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and parts of Assam, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu.


The commentary on National Channel will be radiated by 1000 KW transmitter from centrally located places i.e. Nagpur (Mtrs. 191.6 M - 1566 KHz.), 500 KW, from Kolkata (Mtrs. 264.5 M - 1134 KHz.) and 20 KW Transmitter at Delhi (Mtrs.246.9 M - 1215 KHz.) and two SW transmitters at 9425 KHz and 9470 KHz at Bangalore and Aligarh respectively.


“AIR has had a very long innings in promoting sports including cricket in the country. We are still going strong in that direction. We are now about to carry live commentary of the last three important and crucial matches including the final match of IPL - 2012. We hope that this would provide a new experience to our listeners,” said AIR director general LD Mandloi.

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