Indian television rights

Since they were first offered to private channels in the 1990s, India's TV rights have fuelled the global cricket economy. Along with the cash has come plenty of confusion (with the courts stepping in on occasion), and uncertainty for the armchair fan, as the major television companies - ESPN-Star, Sony, Zee and Nimbus - have scrapped for their share of the pie.

The screen-eyed monster

The 2000s saw cricket's television economy grow unprecedentedly and begin to dictate terms like never before

India news

Nimbus retain rights for cricket in India

The rights to India's home international games for four years from April 2010 have been provisionally awarded to Nimbus Communications for Rs. 2000 crore (US$431 million)

India in England 2007

Talks on to widen reach of Tests telecast

ESPN-Star Sports say they are trying to ensure that Star Cricket, which will telecast the Tests, is more widely available

Commentary expanded to four regional languages

Ireland ODIs to be broadcast on six Indian channels

Nimbus, the Indian production company, has announced that the forthcoming ODIs in Ireland featuring India, South Africa and Ireland, would be beamed in six channels

Skewed numbers

In the wake of the meltdown in India's cricket economy following the team's poor showing in the World Cup, how sustainable is the game's current business model?

Nimbus forced to share live feed

Doordarshan to telecast fourth ODI live

The final one-day international between India and Sri Lanka, at Visakhapatnam, on Saturday will be telecast live on Doordarshan following a Delhi high court directive to Nimbus Communication to provide live feed

Cabinet approves ordinance on 'sporting events of national importance'

Nimbus forced to share live feed with Doordarshan

The Indian cabinet on Thursday approved an ordinance, which makes it mandatory for private broadcasters to share live feed of all "sporting events of national importance" with the government-run Doordarshan and All India Radio.

Broadcast of cricket matches to begin in October 2006

Nimbus to launch three sports channels

Nimbus Communications Ltd has announced that it will launch three India-centric 24-hour pay-TV channels between October 2006 and September 2007