News: As per Moneycontrol, IPL media rights auction day one ended at ~Rs 43,000 crore for TV and digital rights vs. base price of Rs 32440 crore. IPL media rights value has increased to ~2.6x of last cycle. Reports indicate that the bidding war was between Disney Star, Sony Pictures Networks India and Viacom18 for broadcast rights for the Indian subcontinent for all games. For digital rights, Zee was competing with Disney+Hotstar and Reliance Jio.
Views: We note that despite recent challenge in viewership growth, the bid prima facie seems aggressive. Monetisation of the same could, therefore, be difficult on a profitable basis. On the other hand, higher bid amount (~2.6x of last cycle bid) adjusted for higher number of teams, implies doubling of IPL revenues for franchises including our coverage company Sun TV.
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