Media and IPL are still fighting over media restrictions on covering inaugural IPL tournament starting from April 18′ 2008. Willow TV, Inc. established in year 2002 is the cricket fans popular live Internet video streaming provider in North America (including the United States and Canada), Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean.Willow TV bagged the telecast rights for IPL tournament for next five years from World Sport Group (WSG). The five-year deal includes distribution rights of IPL on television, radio, broadband and internet.
Here are few options available for IPL live streaming from Willow.TV
Willow.TV package for $59
To watch IPL live streaming from willow.tv website you will need to have a broadband connection, which can be either a DSL or High-Speed Cable Internet connection. Willow.TV warns that the streaming may not work with slow dial up connections
Package which is available for $59 for all 59 games includes Live Video Streaming, On-Demand Replays, Video Scorecards and Commentary.
Details are available in this link.
Indian Premier League All Access Pass – Live video streaming, On Demand Replays of all 59 games of the DLF Indian Premier Leage Buy Live Video and Replays (US $59)
If you have questions of how to purchase the package, The below FAQ from Willow.TV will help.
Free Mobile Video streaming
Mobile CricketCast ( delivers live cricket action “FREE” to your mobile device as it happens on the pitch.
Willow TV writes on their website “Exclusive Partner Offers
Get access to IPL 2008 on signing up with our partners Reliance India Call & BigFlicks”. The link takes you to the page that shows how to get IPL coverage on a cell phone. The service is free but cell phone companies may charge a data fee if its nort of your monthly package with phone company. The phones supported list is available from here. To view the IPL matches a mobile device client is to be downloaded from here. Once installed launch cricket and you will be able to access free coverage of IPL. The screenshots (left image) from Willow.TV show Mobile video coverage. How good is the quality ? I haven’t tried myself and once matches start i’ll post an update of my free mobile video streaming or coverage experience from willow.TV.
Mobile CricketCast – Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) via kwout