The Boards of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) held the auction for the Indian Premier League 2023-27 media rights yesterday. The IPL media rights were auctioned in two categories – Digital rights and TV rights. As per the reports, Star Sports have retained the IPL TV rights while Viacom 18 has bid the most for the IPL digital rights. The total amount of the bid reportedly reached a whopping amount of Rs 44,075 crore, making it one of the wealthiest sports tournaments in the world.
This auction means that Star Sports would be able to telecast IPL matches for the years 2023 to 2027 on their channels including Star Sports 1, Star Sports 2, etc. Whereas, Viacom 18 is most likely to telecast the IPL matches during this period on the Voot app. This means that Hotstar, which was the home to watch IPL matches anywhere on a smartphone or laptop won’t be able to telecast IPL. Twitter users couldn’t stop sharing those reactions on the social media platform after the incident. Here’re some funniest memes and reactions that users have been sharing after Hotstar lost the rights to IPL.
Memes After Hotstar Lost IPL Media Rights
A user named VenkkaeshhN shares hilarious memes that target those users who bought the Hotstar one-year subscription to watch IPL.
Me: Sony Vintage Days are back🤩….
— 𝗩 “ (@VenkkateshhN) June 13, 2022
People who bought a year’s subscription to watch the IPL 2022 are disappointed and we are getting some hilarious memes after it.
— Amrinder Singh 🇮🇳 (@xparas20) June 13, 2022
A user shares a ‘No Care’ reaction during the IPL media rights.
Sony, Amazon, Hotstar are bidding for IPL rights.
— WillY (@YAharwar) June 12, 2022
A Twitter user edited a picture from Shivaji: The Boss movie where actor Rajnikanth throws his ring. The user has edited the ring with Disney Plus Hotstar app.
— ℳя. வில்லங்கம் (@Vineethian) June 13, 2022
Users were expecting Hotstar to bid the most to get the media rights for IPL 2023-27 which eventually didn’t happen, a user shares his reaction after the auction.
Hotstar to all the subscribers who paid for 12 months hoping they will bid for IPL media Rights pic.twitter.com/bIhj9S2EIa
— Witty Doc (@humourdoctor) June 12, 2022
The Hotstar service comes under the Star India Private Limited which also telecasts IPL matches on Star Sports TV channels. With Star Sports winning IPL TV rights, users thought that the IPL matches will be telecasted on Hotstar which is not true.
— 𓃵 (@Satvikkumarh) June 13, 2022
A user shares his reaction to describe the condition of the Hotstar subscribers during the next IPL season.
— Sir Dinda²⁶⁴ (@ReallyDinda) June 13, 2022
Vodafone Zoo Zoo ads have been one of the iconic ads that were used to stream between IPL matches on Set Max. A user said that whoever gets the IPL TV rights should bring those ads back again.
— One Tip One Hand🌍😎 (@VVMparody) June 11, 2022
Amazon was also rumoured to bid on the IPL media rights for media rights, however, the company backed out.
Amazon before bids for #IPLMediaRights
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) June 12, 2022
IPL has so many memories attached and a user shared some nostalgic pictures to describe those.
— 𝐓𝐨𝐧𝐲 (@fivewides) June 10, 2022
These were some of the funniest reactions and memes that were tweeted during the IPL Media rights, while BCCI is officially yet to confirm the bidding reports, who do you think should bag the IPL media rights? Let us know in the comments section.
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