The I-League football tournament received a major boost ahead of its October 6 start with the announcement of TEN Sports as the broadcast partner.

The commercial partner of All India Football Federation, IMG-Reliance, on Wednesday formalised a three-year deal with TEN Sports to broadcast I-League and Federation Cup competitions across various platforms, such as television, IPTV, DTH, HITS, internet TV and mobile.

In specific terms, the I-League telecast rights extends for three years starting from the fiscal 2012-13, while for Federation Cup the rights starts from the next season (2013-2014), according to releases from the AIFF and IMG-Reliance. — Principal Correspondent

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