IIFA 2014 Awards Ceremony Finale, Live Streaming Information

Highlighting the international appeal of India’s Bollywood film industry, the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards event will take off in the US for the first time in Tampa, Florida, on Saturday, with the sole absence of Amitabh Bachchan, who will be missing it this time.

The four-day event, that kicked off on Wednesday will see the finale on Saturday, which will not be live in India, though. Otherwise, the event is mainly for NRIs in America and Indians can only watch the updates on social media links.

(See complete list of IIFA 2014 Awards HERE)

Watch it on Star TV NOT live but sometime in June this year as they had bought the exclusive media rights for the event. For live updates on facebook click HERE. On YouTube, here is the embedded link:


2014 IIFA Weekend & Awards Tampa, Florida itinerary


Day 1


Wednesday 23rd April

Day 2

Thursday 24th April


Day 3

Friday 25th April


Day 4

Saturday 26th April


IIFA StompVenue: Curtis Hixon Park, TampaTime:  7pm onwards. IIFA Airport Welcome
Tampa International AirportTime: Various
IIFA Airport Welcome
Tampa International AirportTime: Various
IIFA Airport Welcome
Tampa International AirportTime: Various
IIFA Weekend Press ConferenceTime: 11.30am IIFA Film Workshop
IIFA Media Briefing
Time: TBC
IIFA Media BriefingTime: TBC IIFA Media BriefingTime: TBC
IIFA RocksVenue: USF Sun DomeTime:
Green Carpet –6.00pm – 8.00pm
Event – 8.00pm – 10.00pm
IIFA Magic of the Movies & Technical AwardsVenue: MidFlorida Credit Union AmphitheatreTime:
Green Carpet –6.00pm – 8.00pm
Event – 8.00pm – 11.30pm
IIFA AwardsLocation: Raymond James StadiumTime:Green Carpet –6.00pm – 8.00pm
Event – 8.00pm – 00.00am

“This year, Bollywood, its glittering stars and its legions of fans, have come to Tampa,” National Public Radio (NPR) reported noting, “At nearly all of the events held this week in downtown Tampa, the soundtrack has been throbbing Indian pop.

“At an outdoor dance concert, several thousand people – mostly Indian-Americans – gathered at a park on Tampa’s waterfront.”

“DJs provided the music and there were food vendors, families on blankets and even a flash mob courtesy of a couple of dozen young people breaking out into a choreographed dance routine,” NPR said.

In the past, these Bollywood awards have been held in international cities like Bangkok, Amsterdam and Singapore. But “they wanted to introduce the Bollywood brand to the United States,” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn told NPR.

“It had never been here before, so they picked a city where there’s a big Indian-American community, with the biggest media market in the state of Florida. So it made sense for a lot of reasons, and one thing we know how to do is put on a big show.”

“This is nothing but glitz and glam and lights and music and beautiful people,” Buckhorn said.

Indian-Americans and some non-Indian fans have flocked to the Bollywood events this week,

Tickets to Saturday night’s awards spectacular at Tampa’s football stadium go from a hundred dollars into the thousands.

More than 20,000 people are expected, and IIFA estimates the worldwide TV audience in the hundreds of millions, according to NPR.

There are also red carpet events this week, where fans can see their favourite stars up close, NPR said.

One of those stars is Anil Kapoor, well known even to Western audiences for his role in “Slumdog Millionaire”. Kapoor was everywhere in downtown Tampa this week; dancing, cutting ribbons and doing his best to charm fans and the media.

“Congratulations to all the people of Tampa Bay. Tampa Bay, we love you, you’re the best,” he said to excited fans.(With inputs from IANS)


  1. june? come on so long?

  2. StarPlus but in June, no live telecast for India. See follow up story…

  3. What channel can I watch these on?

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