It’s been a terrible day for cricket fans as millions of households failed to watch the second test between India and Australia in the Border Gavaskar Trophy. But why this dejecting move? Let’s find out.
Millions of households fail to watch live match between India and Australia: Broadcasters turn off signals
Top TV broadcasters decided to turn off their signals as an indication of their protest during the second test match between India and Australia. Star Sports is a broadcasting giant but is in a difficult phase at the moment. Following their continuous mismatch with the cable operators on tariff rates, they have hit back. As an outcome, many viewers subscribed to Star, Zee, Viacom, and Sony were unable to view the game.
Around 40 million households missed the match due to the consistent differences between the broadcast community and the cable operators. The likes of Sony, Zee, and Star have upgraded the tariff rates that the cable operators have denied. The former have included a 10-15% to their new tariff, increasing the prices from Rs 12 to Rs 19. The rates came into existence on February 1st.
The conflict arrived just after Disney Star fell under the banner of their issues on the India and Australia test. Fans even failed to access the match on the OTT platform after they were unable to renew their domain service.
Two consecutive defeats for Australia
The second test also ended with India snatching a second consecutive win in the series. Ravindra Jadeja has had a dream comeback as he bags his second player of the match award in the ongoing series after picking up ten wickets in two innings.
That takes India a step ahead toward the World Test Championship finals.