Star Sports launches ‘Super Sunday’ programming initiative for IPL double-headers
MUMBAI: Sports broadcaster Star Sports has launched ‘Super Sunday’ programming initiative for the Indian Premier League (IPL) double-header games. The Super Sunday will air on Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD, Star Sports 1 Hindi and Star Sports 1 Hindi HD.
For the next seven weeks, Star Sports will broadcast a series of programs as a part of Super Sunday to build up for the double-header games every Sunday.
Starting at 8 am every Sunday, Super Sunday will include a series of LIVE as well as non-LIVE programmes such as Bollywood Presents, IPL Unplugged, Cricket Countdown and exclusive franchisee shows.
Fans who can’t wait for the games to begin on Sundays will be able to access a robust build-up of the games through Super Sunday with preview shows, up close and personal interviews with IPL stars, best of Bollywood and Hollywood stars along with highlights of the previous week’s action preceding Cricket Live.
The Super Sunday Schedule for 15 April will feature legendary Bollywood Superstar Amitabh Bachchan and World Cup Winning captain Kapil Dev on Bollywood Presents at 2:30 pm followed by special shows on Royal Challengers Bangalore and Chennai Super Kings.
The first edition of ‘Bollywood Presents’ was aired on Cricket Live on Star Sports this Sunday with Bollywood actor Varun Dhawan as the guest editor.
Throughout the day, Varun interacted with Star Sports experts for IPL 2018, played dizzy cricket with Irfan Pathan and chose his top three IPL players. This segment of Bollywood Presents was followed by Kent Cricket Live which was further followed by the live coverage of the games.
The Super Sunday programming includes highlights of the previous week along with exclusive match highlights from the previous day. It also includes exclusive insight on future match predictions gathered from veterans of the game, notable persons from Bollywood and Hollywood and favorite players.
‘Cricket Countdown’ introduces an ever-changing countdown of some of the best highlights of the previous week.
‘IPL Unplugged’ features the best sideline stories of the IPL and exciting off-field stories and interviews taken of revered sportsmen.
‘Bollywood Presents’ features notable celebrities from both Hollywood and Bollywood providing their insight and preferences of teams and players.
‘Exclusive Franchise Programming’ has been introduced to take fans inside the seasons of their favorite teams and follow them as they progress through the IPL. Interviews with favorite players, coaches, and team owners highlight this programming initiative.
Super Sunday aims to bring the entire family together to catch all the action leading up to the two games every Sunday. With highlights, film actor presence
and expert analysis there is something for every family member to cheer about.
The programme will also provide exclusive windows into 4 IPL franchises namely Mumbai Indians, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, with real-time news and exclusive insights from the respective camps.