Talks beween IPL, NBA Fail, New Channels to Boycott Matches

Amid confrontation between broadcasters and IPL, the News Broadcasters Association (NBA) has announced that all its members will boycott the IPL, reported the Times of India.

Talks, which were on between IPL and official broadcaster SET Max on one hand and the new channel on the other, fall flat when IPL/SET Max declined to consider any of the issues raised by NBA, saying that the terms laid down by them for coverage were non-negotiable, said report.

It means that though IPL matches will be telecast by SET Max, there will be no surround about matches on TV channels.

This is likely to less the buzz around the IPL tournament, for new channels not only report the matches but also analyse the games, said report.

Report said that IPL chairman Lalit Modi did not answer the calls or messages, however, he tweeted: “News channels never had rights to broadcast IPL. Those are exclusively SET Max. You will see all matches on Set live…You can get regular news of all IPL related stories as they happen on”

According to report, the NBA opposed new terms as they were more stringent than those set down by IPL in 2008.

The new terms have slashed the amount of time footage can be shown to just 7 minutes in a day, stipulated that nothing can be shown until 30 minutes after the post-match prize distribution ceremony, and set down certain ownership restrictions for channels.

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