The 2010 IPL 20/20 Tournament runs from March 12th to the final on April 25th. Network 10 has an exclusive five-year Australian TV deal to broadcast the Indian Premier League (IPL) which consists of eight teams competing in action-packed Twenty20 matches. All IPL matches will be broadcast on Australian TV by Network 10’s ONE HD & SD Digital TV Sports Channels.
In an interesting twist Google’s YouTube IPL Channel has worldwide rights to stream all 60 Twenty Twenty IPL matches online live and replays for 2010 and 2011.
In theory this means anyone can watch without a TV but we’ll see how people who have used the service comment about it because image quality may not be great and watching Youtube for several hours could use up a lot of your ISP’s monthly internet download quota.
I tested watching IPL on Youtube and TV at the same time and the Youtube video quality was less than SD digital TV level as well as being about 23 seconds delayed compared to the TV signal.
Network 10’s ONE HD and ONE SD will show some but not all of the IPL cricket matches live broadcasting at many different times of day and night including 0115am, 630pm the next day (delayed), 10pm and 920pm. Generally speaking the 920pm and 0115am matches are LIVE.