Doordarshan & Nimbus deal : DD1 to show ODI series "AS LIVE"
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Note : For india-pakistan nov-dec 2007 series, see this.

Sunday's ODI at Nagpur will go down in history as one of those bad days when match was played on our home soil - yet we couldn't watch it..

Anyways, the good news has come. India vs West Indies remaining 3 One day Internationals - at Cuttack on Wednesday, at Chennai on 27th and at Irfan Pathan's Baroda on Tuesday - the 30th of January 2007 will be AS LIVE on Doordarshan and LIVE on Neosports - the Nimbus sports channel.
This actually means that the live feed Neo sports and Neo Sports Plus will be showing when the match is in progress, will be 7 minutes ahead of Doordarshan's telecast. In other words - if someone next in your appartment is watching same match but on Neosports - he will start buring the crackers 7 minutes before you - the person stick with our national channel - Doordarshan.

This deal, which is made possible by Delhi High court at around 1pm today, also includes the 1st India vs Sri Lanka ODI at Pune on 8th February. This Prasar Bharti - Nimbus communication battle will be heard in detail on 8th and a long term decision will be taken.

Another good news is that AIR - All India Radio will be giving the LIVE running commentary of this series.. and when I say LIVE - it means exactly live.

If you still now jumping with joy and want to read more - let me also inform you that Doordarshan also had an option of encrypting their feed from DTH services and allow only rural parts of India to watch live match through DD1. But as you can understand - it was too tough a task to perform so swiftly and thus - Nimbus' offer of 15 minutes delayed feed was made into a 7 minutes delayed telecast on DD National and there we are.

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