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Rich Media Platform Delivers Powerful Results for Fans of New Cricket League

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Executive Summary

Headquartered in Dubai, netlinkblue is the media technology and services firm that won the online broadcasting rights to the Indian Premier League (IPL) cricket season. The company wanted to pursue an advertiser-supported model and needed to attract the largest possible audience of cricket fans from around the world. netlinkblue used the ubiquity of the Microsoft Silverlight browser plug-in to stream cricket matches to fans regardless of their browser or connection speed. Fans could follow matches in near-real time, with advanced features such as picture-in-picture displays of game highlights and interactive activities including chat, voting, and updated profiles of teams and players. At the end of the IPL season, netlinkblue had served nearly 200 million page views - three times more than the previous season.

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