April 17, 2009

Setanta Sports in UK and DirecTV and Willow TV will show IPL 2009 in USA

Last year, during the inaugural auction UK based Satellite Television Channel Setanta Sports brought the right for five years from the official broadcasts right holders for the UK and Ireland cricket fans. Willow TV also brought the TV right to telecast IPL T20 cricket matches for the USA people. Beside I have found in its official website that DirecTV will show the matches highlights.


Setanta Sports will show all 59 matches of the IPL second season from South Africa. In it web site they has mentioned clearly the timetables of broadcast according to the UK local time.


DirecTV and Dish Network are both American satellite TV channels which offer similar services there are some differences in promotions, programming and receiver options. But I did not get any stable information on behalf of Dish Network that it will show the IPL 2009 cricket match. But it is sure that DirecTV will show the matches. It has offered a package called CricketTicket™ 2009 package. Under this package it will make available of IPL 2009 cricket tours to U.S. audiences and its 2024 CRKP will show all matches and highlights.


Willow TV is available for the both Americans people. It has secured the exclusive rights for television, radio, broadband and internet.