DTH

Indya.com gears up for cricket World Cup

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/smartcrop_800x800/public/images/dth-images/2016/05/04/Indya.jpg?itok=rtL5It_7

MUMBAI: Played with passion! Followed with obsession!

With the cricket World Cup scheduled to kick off in less than a month's time indya.com, which is running the official website www.cricketworldcup.com as the International Cricket Council's (ICC) web partner, is starting to make a push.

The site officially launches on Monday, 26 February.

Information available with indiantelevision.com indicates that one presenting sponsor and four associate sponsors have been signed up so far for this year's highlight cricket event.

It was last year that Star inked a deal with the ICC to run its sites for the Champions Trophy and next month's World Cup. Indya.com business head Sumant Kasliwal claims that its Champions Trophy site got three million unique users. In total there were over a billion hits, a lot of which, not surprisingly came from India. One million downloads took place and there were 100,000 registered users.

For the Champions Trophy the site got 230 million page views. Kasliwal says that for the World Cup the site is expecting a billion page views during the event. "Our application Matchcast (which is a scorecard) has been expanded upon. It will be interactive. The aim is to give the consumer a complete experience. One can get match highlights, fall of wickets package, interactive contests. There will be live chat during the game. Users can comment on the state of the game. Our video content will include highlights from the previous World Cups. Other sites (as per the ICC diktat) are not allowed to show cricket videos."

Kasliwal also mentions another application - the Simulator. The visitor can view a graphical representation of what is happening ball by ball. He says that from a technological point of view it is a challenge. For each over two dozen parameters are taken into account. The recording takes place on the fly.

There will also be expert analysis of each match. Prominent names are in the process of getting signed up. There will also be interviews with players and the captains. For the captains there is a section Captainspeak. Kasliwal says that it is in the process of tying up with speakers.

It is also doing an interactive Voice Of the World Cup initiative. The contest kicks off next month. Here a clip of India's match versus Pakistan in the previous World Cup is featured. Sachin basically hammers Shoaib. One can visit the section and provide a commentary recording. The winner who will be chosen by the public and a team of experts gets to do commentary for the semi finals and the final for the site.

The site will also have a picture gallery courtesy gettyimages. For fun one can participate in games. One game that will shortly be launched is called Pick The Score. This is a prediction game and one has to guess scores. There will also be a fantasy game. Here one chooses a dream team for each match and one scores depending on how well the individual players are faring.

The site will also have quizzes, an ICC contests suite. There will also be pages dedicated to teams and players, merchandise that can be ordered. In some countries like New Zealand, Hong Kong, Korea, Germany, France the site will offer for a fee live streaming of matches. In India highlights and the other earlier mentioned features will be given for free.

GroupM COO South Asia Vikram Sakuja says that at first the agency was not sure how the product would turn out. However he is happy that for the Champions Trophy the site got a quarter of a billion page views. "I am glad that GroupM saw this potential and got some of our brands like Lufthansa to work with this exciting media offering."

 

Latest Reads

http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/12/05/SunilTaldar-800x800.jpg?itok=X55HOp1Z
Airtel DTH appoints Mondelez’s Sunil Taldar as CEO & MD

MUMBAI: Bharti Airtel has finally got the replacement of Shashi Arora, who after a successful stint of around five years as CEO – DTH, has moved as MD & CEO of Airtel Payments Bank. The company has appointed Sunil Taldar as CEO and director - DTH. Taldar will be a member of the Airtel...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/29/dish-tv-800x800_0.jpg?itok=72fY8Qcw
DishTV expands its HD offering

DishTV, has added three new regional HD channels to its HD offerings. With addition of these channels, DishTV encourages regional language subscribers to opt for HD TV viewing in their preferred language such as Marathi and Bangla.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/24/Absar-Alam.jpg?itok=OR_tpEmQ
Pak DTH: Mag, Shahzad & Star Time to start ops in a year

MUMBAI: Three direct-to-home (DTH) licences in Pakistan were on Wednesday awarded for a total of PKR 14.694 billion (USD 140 million) by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) as confirmed by its Twitter handle.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/23/Mian%20Amir%20Mehmood.jpg?itok=l-_6NB2G
Pak DTH licence bidding stayed

MUMBAI: The Lahore High Court reportedly stayed the DTH licence bidding process till a decision on petitions challenging PEMRA rules governing licences is taken.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/22/Khalid%20Arain.jpg?itok=5bZEC-XY
Cable TV suspended in parts of Pakistan; Senate okays DTH plan

MUMBAI: Cable operators have suspended their services in different areas of Pakistan after unfruitful dialogue with the government on the postponement of Direct-To-Home (DTH) licences to be auctioned tomorrow.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/19/Sunil%20Buch.jpg?itok=hPFjlkRH
Zindagi, Tata Sky tie up for contest; winners to celebrate New Year in Turkey

MUMBAI: Zindagi, a leading premium entertainment channel, has always offered viewers unique experiences and presented the best stories from across the world.

DTH DTH Services
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/19/DTH1.jpg?itok=jTwkbjEc
Pak to award three DTH licences on 23 Nov; Chinese, UAE companies also in fray

MUMBAI: Twelve companies have been shortlisted by PEMRA to bid for the award of three DTH licences on 23 November which is anticipated to fetch around US$400 million. Initially the authority will issue license for a period of 15 years, which will be extended as per agreement.

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/17/pallavi-puri-800x800.jpg?itok=wss7QvPz
Tata Sky launches interactive educational service

Education is the next happening thing in India. Tata Sky in partnership with Tata Elxsi and Tata ClassEdge plans launch an interactive educational service. As part of the deal, Tata Elxsi is supporting the development of content that is specially developed to suit modularised learning programs and...

DTH DTH Operator
http://www.indiantelevision.com/sites/drupal7.indiantelevision.co.in/files/styles/340x340/public/images/tv-images/2016/11/16/Absar-Alam.jpg?itok=PRCCvnrL
PEMRA announces DTH licence bidders; Indian DTH eviction to continue

MUMBAI: The countdown has begun. Amidst protests from cable TV operators and even private broadcasters, the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority (PEMRA) earlier this week announced the shortlist of 12 companies which will be participating in the bidding for the first direct to home...

DTH DTH Services

Latest News

Load More

Sign up for our Newsletter

subscribe for latest stories