One of the biggest sporting extravaganzas of the year, IPL 6 will kickstart on Wednesday, April 3rd 2013 in Kolkata, India. Going by what we saw in the fifth edition of the popular cricket league, the IPL 6 Live streaming is going to get bigger and better. Times Internet still holds the official rights to live stream this edition of IPL on the internet. Last year, in partnership with Google’s YouTube, they had reported a combined pageviews of 113 million pageviews, a 55% increase from 72 million pageviews in IPL 4.
This shows the ever-increasing popularity of watching IPL on the internet. Indiatimes, the web portal of Times internet has won the global rights of the IPL for Internet, Mobile, Radio and Television (for some territories) for a total rights fee of Rs. 261.6 crore rupees for a four year period 2011-14. Also, it has signed a non-exclusive deal with YouTube to offer simultaneous live streams and video clips on the popular video portal.
SET MAX continues to hold the exclusive telecast rights of IPL 6 on TV. Cricket lovers in UK will be able to watch IPL 6 matches live online on ITV. Internet users in USA can also watch IPL matches and inauguration ceremony live on Willow TV, and of course on these links below.
IPL 6 Live Streaming
As mentioned before, Times Internet holds the exclusive rights for live streaming IPL 6 on the internet. All the below links are courtesy of Times Internet, who has partnered with various entities to simultaneously live stream the IPL 2013 matches.
1. Watch IPL 2013 Live online on Indiatimes – This is the best bet to watch IPL 6 online across the world, thanks to Indiatimes, who is the official streaming partner of IPL 2013.
2. Watch IPL 2013 Live streaming online for free on IPLT20.com – For all practical purposes, this is the same stream as above, but a nice option to have in handy. This is the official website of IPL 2013 by the way.
3. IPL 6 Live Streaming on Youtube – Again, this stream is run by Indiatimes, but much more reliable as we saw in 2012. No traffic and page load issues like the other two above. And yeah, they do have the IPL highlights and match replays here.
4. Watch IPL 6 Live in USA on Willow TV – US only and not free, but a nice and reliable option to watch IPL 2013 live online.
IPL 6 Live on Phones & Tablets (Android & iOS)
nexGtv, the mobile arm of Digivive has tied up with Indiatimes as its mobile partner to live stream the IPL matches on mobile phones and tablets. The nexGtv apps are available for free for iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Symbian. Though the app is free, users are required to subscribe in order to watch all the 76 matches of IPL 6 live on mobile phones.
Also, BoxTV will be live streaming IPL 6 on mobile phones and tablets via their app. If you are a subscribed user, you can watch IPL 6 live via BoxTV app.