IPL Cinema As per the IPL playoffs approach, excitement is palpable. IPL provides an unforgettable spectacle of fast-paced games, celebrity performances and breathtaking action that enthralls viewers from across India.
Reliance Jio’s OTT platform JioCinema made waves when it announced that IPL matches would be broadcast free for viewers around the globe, setting new records for peak concurrency and unique viewers for livestreamed events.
Indian Premier League is one of the greatest global sporting phenomena, second only to America’s National Football League when measured per-match broadcast valuation. For its 2023 season, live broadcasts of all 66 matches reached an estimated 482 million viewers across TV and digital platforms – an unprecedented growth compared to when live viewership peaked at 268 million the year prior.
This year’s 2023 IPL came to a thrilling end, with Gujarat Titans (GT) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) finishing first and second respectively. Meanwhile, Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) battled for fourth position throughout the league matches; both needed to win against each other to keep playoff hopes alive; unfortunately RCB lost against GT and thus finished fifth overall.
Time to prepare for an exhilarating IPL Playoffs campaign! Four teams that competed in the league stage will fight it out for one spot in the IPL final – Gujarat Titans face Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 while third-placed team faces off with loser of Qualifier 1.
The top two teams will then face off in a final match to vie for the IPL trophy, with more details about this tournament available here. For an IPL playoffs schedule click here. JioCinema gives IPL fans the opportunity to catch all the action live by providing all matches free to stream for all Jio subscribers, with premium tier subscription options for more content available for just Rs999 per year. JioCinema has seen steady viewership growth on Samsung Smart TV devices since April and May and now stands among the top five apps for live IPL streaming on televisions, surpassing Hotstar Premium Tier subscribers by users watching IPL live through JioCinema for live IPL matches on televisions – further evidence that its free streaming model is revolutionising India’s digital streaming landscape and beyond.
Mumbai Indians, after an initially dismal start to the season, have found their stride and look poised to qualify for the Playoffs. Led by Rohit Sharma’s side and winning three back-to-back games towards the end of league stage to secure 16 points and a positive net run rate – both essential factors in reaching two top spots and avoiding NRR battles with other teams – can now look set for qualifying. But one final loss could prove decisive; needless to say an NRR battle might ensue should something go amiss between now and playoff qualification!
MI have an ideal mix of experienced players and young talent, and their batting depth is one of their hallmark strengths, led by captain Rohit Sharma and openers Ishan Kishan and Suryakumar Yadav as well as all-rounder Cameron Green. MI’s bowling department features veteran legspinner Piyush Chawla as well as young talent such as Tilak Varma and Nehal Wadhera; though some have criticized MI for failing to sign any high-profile pacers at their auction strategy.
Gujarat Titans made a remarkable comeback to finish third on the points table and maintain a positive net run rate, qualifying them for the Playoffs. Krunal Pandya’s Lucknow Super Giants will face them in Eliminator 1 before qualifying for Qualifier 2, before those two winners face each other to determine who will advance to Qualifier 2 and ultimately compete for IPL trophies in Qualifier 2 finals.
JioCinema, India’s leading OTT platform by Viacom18, will livestream all of the excitement from this year’s playoffs live. JioCinema will showcase an engaging fan-centric digital offering called ‘Digital India Ka Digital TATA IPL’ to give consumers unprecedented control over how, when, and where they watch their favourite teams and players. This campaign seeks to reinvent how Indian cricket fans experience IPL; featuring features such as free streaming with first ever 4K streaming capability as well as commentary in 12 languages plus multi cam mode support to give an unprecedented level of fandom to cricket fans across India.
Chennai Super Kings
After the league stage of IPL 2019 ended, its playoff picture has taken shape, with Gujarat Titans (GT) leading a four-team pack that also includes Chennai Super Kings (CSK), Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), and Mumbai Indians (MI). All four teams qualified for last four stages again for an IPL season; GT are looking to defend their crown, CSK may bid farewell to MS Dhoni before his possible farewell game ends, LSG look to assert their authority, while MI are seeking five time winners with five previous wins already in hand!
While all teams will vie for one of two spots in the finals, only the highest scoring two will make it. They also stand a better chance at winning the grand prize of Rs 1 crore each; the final decision will be determined after Eliminator and Qualifier 2 matches; teams with higher net run rates (NRR) will advance past Eliminator to face Qualifier 1 winners in their semi-final match-ups.
The IPL 2023 season has set new records with its peak viewership surpassing that of the ICC World Cup 2015 by 482 million viewers watching its final live on television. Digital streaming platforms have taken off rapidly in India and thus broadcasters are offering creative ways to engage their target audiences and gain their interest.
One such method is through Jio Cinema, the flagship movie app of Reliance Communications’ digital entertainment platform Jio. While it offers free basic content for Jio telecom network subscribers, recently they introduced a premium tier with access to an expanded selection of movies and TV shows.
Jio Cinema and Warner Bros have joined forces to enhance its appeal and offer IPL fans the option of watching their teams compete live. Furthermore, virtual reality technology enables viewers to watch high definition matches at any time from any place – making this experience truly revolutionary and making IPL matches more immersive than ever before! This immersive experience promises to revolutionize how cricket fans experience IPL matches while making them more exciting than ever.
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Royal Challengers Bangalore entered the halfway stage in second place with three victories and one loss, but had much left to play for in their remaining matches to secure a playoff berth despite two defeats. A strong performance by Royal Challengers Bangalore’s batsmen combined with Mohit Sharma’s bowling haul saw them smash Kings XI Punjab by 138 runs; their scoreboard also included Chris Gayle scoring an outstanding century to boost their chances.
Loss to SRH in their final league match ultimately dashed the Challengers’ hopes of reaching the top four, although one more win against direct rivals KKR and MI could still help them qualify. Fractional NRR differences may make all the difference.
On Sunday night, after the final league phase game had concluded, the Indian Premier League 2023 playoffs were confirmed. Led by MS Dhoni of Chennai Super Kings, Gujarat Titans, Mumbai Indians, Lucknow Super Giants finished third overall on the table and will face off against whoever wins Quart 1.
as per Pioneer Epaper JioCinema has joined forces with 20 top brands for digital streaming of this year’s IPL tournament, including Presenting Sponsor Dream11, JioMart, Tiago EV, ET Money, Castrol, TVS Oreo Oreo Oreo Bingo Sting Ajay Devgan Kamla Pasand LIC Karan Johar Royce Darrell RuPay Louis Philippe Jeans for its IPL streaming. Offering 4K HDR quality with live commentary in 12 languages as well as multiple feeds to maximize fan experience viewing pleasure! OTT platform offers 4K HDR quality with 4K HDR quality as well as multiple feeds to enhance viewing experience of fans watching their favorite sporting event!
Viacom18’s OTT platform JioCinema has already set an IPL 2023 Final viewing record on JioCinema with over 147 crore video views for KKR vs RR match between them, surpassing even TV broadcasts in India and surpassing even their TV opening weekend broadcasting figure of 60 crore video views for this match alone! Despite India still lacking high Internet reach and expensive data plans compared to global peers, TV remains dominant IPL viewership here; JioCinema could become key over time given they acquired all IPL broadcasting rights for 10 seasons starting next year and season after that!