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Times Internet partners All India Radio for live IPL commentary

Times Internet Limited (TIL) has partnered All India Radio
(AIR) to broadcast live commentary of IPL 2012 over AIR’s National Channel and
FM Gold Network. Fans can now listen to the live, running commentary of the
last three matches including the final matches of the Indian Premier League
(IPL) on All India Radio (AIR).

Times Internet Limited (TIL) has partnered All India Radio
(AIR) to broadcast live commentary of IPL 2012 over AIR’s National Channel and
FM Gold Network. Fans can now listen to the live, running commentary of the
last three matches including the final matches of the Indian Premier League
(IPL) on All India Radio (AIR).

The running commentary of the final matches of IPL 2012,
including the eliminator match at Bangalore on 23rd May, 2012, 2nd qualifier
match and final match at Chennai on 25th May and 27th May, 2012 respectively,
being played in India, will be broadcast alternately in Hindi and English on
National Channel and FM Gold Network.

The coverage area of 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 commentary on National Channel will be radiated by 1000
KW transmitter from centrally located places i.e. Nagpur (Mtrs. 191.6 M – 1566
KHz.), 500 KW, from Kolkata (Mtrs. 264.5 M – 1134 KHz.) and 20 KW Transmitter
at Delhi (Mtrs.246.9 M – 1215 KHz.) and two SW transmitters at 9425 KHz &
9470 KHz at Bangalore and Aligarh respectively.

Rishi Khiani, CEO, Times Internet, said ,“By partnering with
All India Radio, IPL 2012 will be able to reach out to a much larger base of
cricket fans, who are spread all over the country ,especially beyond the
metros.”

 “AIR has
had a very long innings in promoting sports including cricket in the country.
We are still going strong in that direction. We are now about to carry live
commentary of the last three important and crucial matches including the final
match of IPL – 2012. We hope that this would provide a new experience to our
listeners, “said LD Mandloi, Director General, All India Radio.

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