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Sony to broadcast India’s tour of Sri Lanka

MUMBAI: Sony Pictures Sports Networks (SPSN) will broadcast India’s tour of Sri Lanka, which kicks off on 26 July.

For the first time in three years, India will be playing a series overseas that has matches in all three formats. 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 olive 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 panellists like Sunil Gavaskar, Ajay Jadeja, Murali Kartik and Russel Arnold. Moreover, Simon Doull will provide pitch analysis.

The series airs in English on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and in Hindi on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD. Viewers on the go can also watch the series by live streaming it on the Sony Liv app and its website.

Sony Pictures Networks India president, distribution and sports business Rajesh Kaul 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 panellists and experts.”

Sony Liv executive VP, head digital business Uday Sodhi said, “Sony Liv 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.”