VIVO IPL 10: BCCI Has Given Clarifications On RFPs For Media Rights And Fantasy League
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), in the recent declaration, has made the clarifications regarding the Request For Proposals (RFP) for the fantasy league and media rights while responding the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) of interested parties for the tenth edition of lucrative Indian Premier League 2017.
As the inaugural ceremony is 65 days away which is scheduled at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad on April 5, the BCCI has invited bidders for the cash-rich league IPL for the media rights and its online fantasy league before stating about the IPL opening and closing ceremonies in a response to the potential bidders.
The point eight in the clarification statement has made a clear statement on the submitting of the proposal before the shortlist will be displayed for the potential bidders.
“Section 3.2 provides that Interested Parties are required to execute and deliver two originals of the Service Agreement as part of their respective Proposals. As contemplated in Section 8.2 BCCI will attach to such Service Agreements the agreed form Budget submitted by the successful Interested Party,” the media advisory stated on the Operation of the Official IPL Online Fantasy League.
The IPL Fantasy League is a super-exciting supplement for the fans which has a complete package of action on an offer as it had in the previous IPL editions.
The fantasy league championship hooked the cricket lovers to participate in the league.
While responding the bidders for the appointment of media agency in the relation with IPL 2017, BCCI in the release has stated the indicative gross budget is ‘30 crores inclusive of all taxes’ for the media rights for the potential bidders.
“It is for the interested parties to propose the ratio; however Interested Parties should bear in mind that minimum 60% of the Media Budget should be TV spend and the balance maybe divided amongst radio, print, OOH and digital. It is pertinent that the Media Plan covers all mediums as suggested in the RFP including the Fan Parks,” it added.
The FAQs include for the bidders were about the Daily and Classic game while asking the board ‘would it require two separate versions’.
“Yes, two versions of the game – daily and classic need to be developed. There will be one quote. The Interested Party should give a breakdown of costing for each of them, BCCI release stated.
BCCI has also responded on the data feeds which include the point calculation and the scores from other sources for the game engine.
“BCCI will facilitate the scoring data feed,” the clarification part stated in the release.
BCCI is planning to engage the fans in the Fan Parks around the venues where fans may watch the IPL matches further stating about giving a chance to the cities which do not host the games by installing the giant screens.
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