More than 20 bidders in race for IPL media rights

More than 20 bidders in race for IPL media rights

The list of those who have picked up the ITT will be submitted to the Supreme Court on Tuesday when the petition submitted by MP Subramanian Swamy asking for an e-auction to ensure transparency will come up for hearing.

Chief Justice Dipak Misra, who is also hearing the matter concerning the BCCI in its longstanding legal tussle with the Cricket Association of Bihar, will hear Swamy’s petition.

As the fraternity waits for the Supreme Court to show the way forward, TOI has learned that Star India Pvt Ltd, Sony Pictures Networks India Pvt Ltd, Amazon Seller Services Pvt Ltd and Reliance Jio Digital lead a list of 20-odd companies that have picked up the ITT, with another internet giant Yahoo joining the race.

Others include Follow on Interactive Media, Times Internet Ltd, Gulf DTH, SuperSport International, GroupM Media India, Bein IP, Econet Media Group, Sky UK, ESPN Digital Media, BTG Legal Service, BT Sport, Twitter, Facebook, Discovery , Airtel and DAZN Perform Group.

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