As part of the IBCAP membership offering, it will initially monitor multiple live cricket matches for the IPL 2023 tournament on behalf of Cricbuzz.
The International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has expanded its anti-piracy coverage to include Europe and the Middle East with the addition of Times Internet Limited, India’s digital network and owner of Cricbuzz.
Cricbuzz, one of the world’s major cricket content destinations, has become the official digital streaming partner for the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the MENA, Continental Europe and Latin America regions. With exclusive streaming rights for IPL 2023 in key countries, including Bahrain, Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, Germany, France, Italy and Sweden, cricket enthusiasts across the region can watch the tournament via digital streaming on the Cricbuzz app. As part of the IBCAP membership offering, it will initially monitor multiple live cricket matches for the IPL 2023 tournament on behalf of Cricbuzz.
Commenting on the expansion, Pankaj Chhaparwal, CEO of Cricbuzz, said: “We are thrilled to offer cricket fans across the MENA, Continental Europe and Latin America regions digital access to one of the most important tournaments in cricket, the Indian Premier League. With IBCAP’s support, we aim to combat unauthorised streaming and provide a great experience for our users.”
Chris Kuelling, Executive Director of IBCAP, added: “As a recognised leader in protecting cricket rights in the United States, it is a natural progression to expand that expertise into additional countries across Europe and the Middle East. We look forward to showcasing the significant value we bring to members, like Cricbuzz, in delivering the resources and expertise necessary in the fight against piracy.”