The third season of the Indian Premier League T20 cricket got off on Friday, riding a cyber wave for the first time. The games are available live ( with a 5 minute delay) on You Tube and while typical broadband speeds in India might still see viewers grappling with buffering problems, the largest mobile provider Airtel has has upgraded all its broadband customers to 2 MBPS for the You Tube feed just for the duration of the tournament from March 12 to April 26. It has also created its own Fastest Fifty game at You Tube and Orkut.
Subscribers of Sun Direct the country’s number 2 direct to home satellite TV provider, is telecasting the IPL matches on full high definition on the SET Max channel – Sun is the first and currently only Indian TV provider who offers HD on five of its channels including, Sun TV, Colors, Tamil/Telegu movies, NatGeo and Discovery.
Official games partners for the IPL, IndiaGames, has launched the IPL T20 Fever game at Apple’s App store for the iPhone .
Within 24 hours of its launch, DCI Mobile Studios' IPL T20 app reached the No.1 spot under Sports category at the Apple's iTunes Store. It's makes your iPhone a personal live action relay device that features an extensive yet handy IPL updates like Real time video clips, Live Score Boards, Text Commentary, Audio Commentary, Match Schedules, Match Highlights, Replays for IPL matches, Match Photographs, Contests and Instant updates on team.
The company has also launched the game at the Ovi store for Nokia phone owners. It costs Euro 2 for the ongoing IPL sesso