Sony broadcast makes India-SL series a ‘live experience’

Sony Pictures Sports Networks

There is a distinct difference as you watch the on-going India-Sri Lanka Test series on Sony and Sony Liv. The production value is making it a never-before kind of experience. The screen has all the statistical information a fan sitting at home will find interest with and still remains clean. The camera doesn’t only capture the customary battle between the willow and the leather, but also the emotions of the players fighting it out in the middle.

Power Sikhar Dhawan puts behind his shots may be gauged from his facial expression in the close-up replay immediately after a big heave, and the bowlers’ agony appears on the screen in the very next frame. In between the deliveries, camera also takes you through Galle – the city roads, the roads around the stadium, the sea, the traffic. All giving an experience of a virtual presence at the venue.

The Sony Pictures Sports Networks is broadcasting India’s tour of Sri Lanka, which kicked on Tuesday, July 26. The series promises to be a treat for cricket enthusiasts, with a line up of three tests, five ODIs and a standalone T20, to be played across four scenic venues in Sri Lanka.

India’s tour of Sri Lanka will also see the network’s celebrated live wrap-around analysis show ‘Extraaa Innings’ hosted by Harsha Bhogle. Showcasing, pre, mid and post-match analyses of the series, the wrap-around show will feature expert insights from an impressive line-up of panelists like Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadeja, Murali Kartik and Russel Arnold. Simon Doull is providing pitch analysis.

The series is being broadcast LIVE and Exclusive from July 26, 2017 to September 6, 2017 in English on SONY SIX and SONY SIX HD and in Hindi on SONY TEN 3 and SONY TEN 3 HD.

The action is also available on the go as SonyLIV App and its website are live streaming it.

Mr. Rajesh Kaul, President, Distribution and Sports Business, Sony Pictures Networks India, said: “With two channels dedicated to cricket, we are committed to offering Indian cricket fans with the finest of cricketing action in 2017. The-all format India tour of Sri Lanka series will ensure that there is something for every cricket enthusiast providing premier sporting action that promises an unmatched viewing experience with the best panelists and experts.”

Uday Sodhi, EVP and Head-Digital Business, SonyLIV said: “SonyLIV has established its foothold as India’s premium digital entertainment destination when it comes to entertainment and sports, and it further reinforces its position as the ultimate online destination for the sports fan with the India’s tour of Sri Lanka. As the most diverse, original and relevant entertainment content source in India’s OTT domain, sports is an integral part of that diversity. We aim to provide our users with a year-round, immersive sporting experience.”

India will play three Tests, five one-day international and one-off T-20 on the eight-week tour of the neighbouring island nation.

Test Matches
26-Jul-17 Galle 9:15 am onwards
3-Aug-17 Colombo 9:15 am onwards
12-Aug-17 Kandy 9:15 am onwards


ODI Matches
20-Aug-17 Dambulla 1.30 pm onwards
24-Aug-17 Kandy 1.30 pm onwards
27-Aug-17 Kandy 1.30 pm onwards
31-Aug-17 Colombo 1.30 pm onwards
3-Sep-17 Colombo 1.30 pm onwards


T20 Match
6-Sep-17 Colombo 6:00 pm onwards


For the first time in three years, India will be playing a series that has matches in all three formats, overseas.

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