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IPL 2018 North American Coverage Announced

2018 Feb 28 by DreamCricket USA

Hotstar, India's largest premium streaming platform and official digital streaming partner for VIVO IPL 2018, announced that it will live stream matches across North America beginning this April.  The tournament will be held between April 7 and May 27 in cities across India.   

Hotstar, India's largest premium streaming platform and official digital streaming partner for VIVO IPL 2018, announced that it will live stream matches across North America beginning this April.  The tournament will be held between April 7 and May 27 in cities across India.   

The platform's IPL coverage plans were announced at the VIVO IPL Hotstar CricFest, held at MatchPoint NYC indoor sports arena in Brooklyn on Saturday, February 24.  The event featured cricket legends Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh, who interacted with fans as they experienced cricket firsthand through live simulations, activities and entertainment zones.  

Ipsita Dasgupta of Star India spoke about how the Hotstar experience would be unique, immersive and engaging for North American cricket fans.  "Hotstar aims to become a platform that connects and celebrates the South Asian diaspora by bringing rich and diverse entertainment across Indian movies, TV shows and live sports.  It gives us great pleasure to bring VIVO IPL 2018 on Hotstar for cricket fans in North America", said Ipsita Dasgupta, President – Strategy and Incubation, and Hotstar International at Star India. "Leveraging our technology, consumer insight, and expertise in cricket coverage, Hotstar will deliver an immersive and engaging experience combined with greater convenience to our American audience."

"VIVO IPL is undoubtedly the most exciting cricket property in our country and brings together the best of cricket talent from across the world in an intense league," said Anil Kumble, former Team India player, captain and coach. "Cricket fans in the US deserve to watch the sport on a platform that understands their love for the game, and is powered by technology that focuses on delivering a great consumer experience. I'm truly excited that Hotstar is the official digital streaming partner of VIVO IPL 2018 in the U.S."

"It's incredible to see such passion for cricket halfway across the world," said Harbhajan Singh, former captain of Mumbai Indians and current member of Chennai Super Kings. "VIVO IPL 2018 will be an exciting season for all cricket fans and enthusiasts, including those in America, who can now participate in the same experience as millions of Indians back home do through Hotstar."

Here is a detailed IPL Schedule:

Tuesday, 22 May 2018
Wednesday, 23 May 2018
Friday, 25 May 2018
Sunday, 27 May 2018
News Source: Hotstar Press Release
Picture Credit: Hotstar