With an aim of widening the audience base, Sony Pictures Sports Network will broadcast football world’s biggest rivalry in football between Real Madrid and Barcelona, El Clasico in four languages across SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 2 channels for the first time.
One of the most anticipated clash in international league football that will be played at the legendary Santiago Bernabeu stadium on December 23, will be telecast in English, Hindi, Malayalam, and Bengali with live coverage of the match starting at 4:30 pm (IST).
The world feed in English will be telecast on both SONY TEN 1 & SONY TEN 2 channels while the Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam feed will be available on SONY TEN 2 channels.
SPSN’s programming initiatives also include the return of Football Extraaa, the live studio show hosted by TV presenter Marc Edwards with panelists like Mark Seagraves, Former Liverpool, Manchester City and Bolton defender and current Indian football team captain Sunil Chhetri, who is also the 4th highest active goal scorer in international football with 56 goals at present.
Football Extraaa will also feature other guest panelists via satellite link. Michel Salgado, former Real Madrid defender, winner of four LaLiga’s, two UEFA Champions League and one UEFA Super Cup will join the show live from Bernabeu stadium. Former Manchester United and Everton defender Phil Neville, who is also the winner of six Premier League titles, three FA Cups and one UEFA Champions League will join the panelists from England. Joining Salgado and Neville live from New Delhi from the venue of the live screening will be the former Juventus, AC Milan and Barcelona defender Gianluca Zambrotta.