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Times Internet partners with AIR for live IPL commentary

Now, cricket fans can listen to live running commentary and match updates on radio in English and Hindi on the National Channel and FM Gold

BestMediaInfo Bureau | Delhi | May 1, 2013

Times Internet Limited (TIL) and All India Radio (AIR) have joined hands to broadcast live commentary of 33 select Pepsi IPL 2013 matches over AIR’s National Channel and FM Gold Network. Updates for all matches will be broadcast on AIR FM Rainbow Channel. The running commentary, including for the Playoffs/Final will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English.

The coverage area of the National Channel includes Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Haryana, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Orissa, Pondicherry, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal and parts of Assam, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu. The live commentary on AIR’s National Channel will be available on AM frequencies 1566 Kilohertz on 191.6 Metres, 1215 Khz on 264.6 Metres on Medium Wave, and 9425 Khz and 9470 Khz on the 31 Metre band on Shortwave frequencies.

The commentary is also available on the popular FM Gold network of AIR which is available on 106.4 Mhz in Delhi, 100.7 Mhz in Mumbai, 102.3 Mhz in Chennai and 100.2 Mhz in Kolkata.

Periodic match updates of all IPL matches are available on FM Rainbow network of AIR (101.3 Mhz - Bengaluru, 101.4 Mhz - Chennai, 103.0 Mhz - Coimbatore, 101.3 Mhz - Cuttack, 102.6 Mhz - Delhi, 102.7 Mhz - Jalandhar, 100.5 Mhz - Kodaikanal, 107.0 Mhz - Kolkata, 100.7 Mhz - Lucknow, 107.1 Mhz - Mumbai, 105.4 Mhz - Panaji and 102.1 Mhz - Tiruchirapalli.

Speaking on the deal, Satyan Gajwani, CEO, Times Internet, said, “We're delighted to renew our association with AIR on Pepsi IPL. By partnering with All India Radio, Pepsi IPL 2013 will tap into a new set of cricket fan audiences across India, particularly beyond the metros.”

"All India Radio, which has always been in the forefront of popularising sports in India including cricket, is happy to bring to its listeners across the country live and exciting action from IPL, with several international cricket stars participating in this tournament,” said LD Mandloi, Director General, All India Radio.

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