The IPL (Indian Premier League) is not just a league but an emotion for watchers across the world. Every year, millions of fans gather around their screens, face heart-pounding moments, and support their favorite team till the end.
While this year had many heart-warming to heated moments between players. JioCinema stepped up to make history. Their streaming platform became the go-to destination for millions of fans. And none of them could resist binge-watching every match.
So, if you’re eager to uncover the secret behind JioCinema’s success, grab your popcorn and keep reading this blog!
The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a popular and thrilling cricket league with countless fans across the globe. It started in the year 2008 and has become quite a sports sensation since.
The Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) came up with the idea for such a league. They wanted to create a cricket tournament that would bring the finest players from different countries. The other reason was to let newbies test their skills professionally and get selected for the national Indian cricket team.
Further, IPL is not owned by a single person but by many franchises. And business tycoons, companies, and even celebrities own such franchises. This brings us to discuss the next great thing about IPL, i.e., each team representing a city in India.
The league’s popularity has soared over the years, and it’s not just limited to India. People from all around the globe have become ardent followers of the IPL. And who wouldn’t want to? The thrilling matches, star-studded players, and electrifying environment add up to the beauty of the league.
JioCinema is a streaming app that lets users enjoy movies, TV Shows, and even music videos. Though the famous Indian business tycoon Mukesh Ambani owns the entire Jio franchise. But if we talk just about this app, Reliance Industries owns it. And here’s another loop, Ambani owns Reliance, too!
Recently, during the 16th season of IPL 2023, JioCinema offered free streaming of the tournament, and fans simply loved it! Besides this, the app also covers Hollywood hits.
Yes, we all know this sounds very tempting. So, why not go ahead and download the app on your phone?
JioCinema made history by attracting a whopping 32 million viewers to a live-streamed event. This incredible achievement broke the previous record set by Disney’s Hotstar during the same tournament. But JioCinema stole the entire limelight.
Though Disney’s Hotstar didn’t lose without a fight. But it is obvious that people would always prefer free content rather than paying to watch such a timely league. And that’s exactly where Hotstar lost to JioCinema.
Since such success requires strategic moves, here’s how Jio played! They talked a major investor, Viacom 18, into securing digital rights for the league. And it didn’t take much time for everyone to binge-watch matches for free.
JioCinema has also recently become a premium tier, offering its viewers a wider range of content. They have partnered with entertainment powerhouses like Warner Bros. and NBCUniversal. So, if you’re a Hollywood fan, this would be another reason to jump on the bandwagon.
While JioCinema is soaring to new heights, Disney’s Hotstar is still not far behind. With its satellite television broadcasting, Disney still managed to gather a staggering 482 million views for the initial IPL matches. And it was anything but a fierce competition between these two.
Don’t worry; we haven’t forgotten the thrilling final match of this year’s season. Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Gujarat Titans (GT) played against each other for one last time.
The match took place on 29th May 2023, and CSK’s captain, MS Dhoni, won the toss and decided to bowl first. In contrast, the Titans scored a total of 214 runs in 20 overs, which was recorded as the highest target in the history of IPL finals. And Sai Sudarshan and Wriddhiman Saha owned the stadium with their full and half-centuries.
In the second innings, Chennai Super Kings chased 171 runs within 15 overs. But goosebumps and thrills took over, and the last over decided the champions of IPL 16, i.e., Chennai Super Kings! After the final win, CSK now owns 5 titles.
While IPL is a great initiative for worldwide players to show off their talent and win titles. It’s important to notice the off-camera race between investors, tycoons, and other benefiting parties. And with JioCinema’s latest record, we can expect similar moments in upcoming seasons. Till then, stay tuned for more updates on such apps.