Jio Cinema has announced Team India’s most successful captain and four time IPL-winning skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni as their brand ambassador. Jio Cinema has now released their first advertisement with MS Dhoni in an attempt to make digital the preferred platform for fans to watch the Indian Premier League beginning from March 31.
Jio Cinema’s first ad with brand ambassador MS Dhoni excites cricket fans
Viacom 18 bagged the digital rights for men’s IPL 2023-27 for ₹20,500 crore while the television rights are with Star Sports Network. Jio Cinema has left no stone unturned to push the Indian cricket fans towards choosing digital streaming over television for the upcoming season of Indian Premier League.
Jio Cinema took to Twitter and shared their first ever advertisement with Mahendra Singh Dhoni after announcing the former Indian skipper as their brand ambassador.
Jio Cinema wrote,”Helicopter Alert
Ladies & gentlemen, @msdhoni
has landed with an important message:
Ab digital India dekhega digital #TATAIPL, bilkul FREE Starting March 31 on #JioCinema for ALL telecom operators PS: Yeh toh bas teaser hai, stay tuned #IPLOnJioCinema.”
🚨 Helicopter Alert 🚨— JioCinema (@JioCinema) March 11, 2023
Ladies & gentlemen, @msdhoni has landed with an important message:
Ab digital India dekhega digital #TATAIPL, bilkul FREE 👏
Starting 👉 March 31 on #JioCinema for ALL telecom operators
PS: Yeh toh bas teaser hai, stay tuned 😉#IPLOnJioCinema pic.twitter.com/lsViXHwDjp
Earlier, after being announced as the brand ambassador of Jio Cinema, MS Dhoni had said, “I truly believe that watching sports is best enjoyed when you can catch your favourite action on-the-go or from the comfort of your own home but with interactivity, choice and personalisation, something that only a digital platform can offer.”
In the teaser released by the OTT app, MS Dhoni can be heard saying, “Arey ye boring TV hatao yaar, TATA IPL iss baar Jio Cinema pe.”
Netizens were amazed after watching the teaser as MS Dhoni is one of the most loved cricketers in India. Some of the social media users termed it as ‘Downfall of Star Sports’ as they believe announcing MS Dhoni as the brand ambassador ahead of the IPL 2023 edition will help Jio Cinema in shifting the focus from television to digital streaming.
Jio murdering Star 🤣— Dhoni Kapoor (@SouthPeNoDoubt) March 11, 2023
Dhoni Ki Batting Sirf Jio Cinemas Pe Dikhana— 🇮🇳 (@CaptainVK18) March 11, 2023
Star Walo Jab Dhoni Bat Kare To Telecast Hi Mat Karna https://t.co/asTotLPRuA
This one is better for Dhoni rather than that Star sports chu making up him with Colourful dresses and worst hair styles— Deepak Chaudhary (@deepaksingh7218) March 11, 2023
The 2023 Indian Premier League will be held from March 31 to May 28 as MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings will take on defending champions Gujarat Titans in the first game on March 31. Jio Cinema has announced that the IPL 2023 season will be streaming in 4K UHD for free online on all the mobile networks. Viewers will also be given options to watch the Indian Premier League games from multiple camera angles in order to provide an enhanced experience for the digital audience.