VIVO IPL 2018 Player Auction clocked 5X viewership on Hotstar


With VIVO IPL 2018 just a few months away, the player auction for the season witnessed record viewership numbers on Hotstar. According to the organizers, the VIVO IPL 2018 player auction clocked 5X viewership when compared to previous seasons. The player auction was attended by a mixture of team owners including officials. The sources revealed to us that the Hotstar witnessed unprecedented viewership than expected.

The IPL has tremendously grown each year ever since its inception 10 years back. The year 2018 will set new benchmarks and will be the reflection point as Hotstar and Star Sports reimagine it into a 6-month extravaganza. Moreover, technology will play a pivotal role in the feeding of cricket matches.

As part of the 5x viewership celebrations, Hotstar announced that they will roll out fastest cricket scorecard in the country with the ability to load within 0.5 seconds. The newly launched scorecard unit will be made available to all Hotstar users as soon as they open the app.

The new scorecard unit is designed using complex coding under the hood to provide you with the live score. Moreover, you will experience zero lag on over 250 million devices across the country. The feature is developed to minimize friction for the user. It also completely eliminates the need to search for the score anywhere else.

If you think that the new scorecard unit will be visible from today, you are completely wrong. You have to wait until the first Vivo IPL match starting April 6, 2018.

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