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The commercial handshake: Exploring the pervasiveness of IPL-IPR

By Rishika Mendiratta (Founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar)

The transition from Orwell’s interpretation of, “Sports is war minus shooting” to Andre Maurious’ description of, “Business is a combination of war and sport” encapsulates the present scenario of societal and commercial inter-linkages of the sports industry.
In the Indian context, IPL is the best example justifying this scenario. The following article tries to explain the rationale, means and instances of Intellectual Property Protection in the Indian Premier League.

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IPL’s Media Medallion leaves us STAR-STRUCK for 5 years

By Rishika Mendiratta (Co-founder and Managing Editor at KhelAdhikar

Broadcasting is too serious a business to be left to the broadcasters-Tony Benn

The above quote is an apt prelude to the events, speculations and the result that surrounded the Indian Premier League’s (IPL) media rights auction that concluded on September 4, 2017.

Star secured the deal for India’s (TV and digital) as well as overseas broadcast rights for IPL for a whopping Rs. 16347.5 crores. This article is an attempt to analyse the frenzy around the pre-bid controversies and the results of the most talked about media rights bid in the Indian Sports scenario.

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