ESS to launch cricket show featuring Saurav

MUMBAI: After Sachin Tendulkar it is now the turn of Indian skipper Saurav Ganguly to feature on ESPN Star Sports (ESS) as a host. He in conjunction with ESS commentator and anchor Harsha Bhogle will present ESPN's Cricket Show.

The show will air every Friday at 9:30 pm from 26 September. It will take a hard look at the week's cricket played across the world with national and international stars like batting maestros Sachin Tendulkar, legendary Sunil Gavaskar and Geoffrey Boycott providing the cutting edge. Every week the show will have studio guests connected to the world of cricket. An official release informs that the show will also travel to cricket destinations outside India. Australia will be the shows first stopover during the India's away tour to Australia.

The show will use innovative tools like Virtual Spectator. The drama will unfold on a set designed in Australia by world-class designer Brian Nickless providing the show a very contemporary and almost futuristic look with the state of the art graphics. Brian Nickless is currently the art director of the, yet to be released film Mad Max IV.

ESS MD RC Venketeish said, "ESPN Star Sports, through ESPN Cricket Show, will present the game of cricket in its entirety to the viewer. An interactive analysis of the week's cricket played the world over by the experts and the India captain will give the viewer a unique perspective. Besides cricket's on-pitch excitement ESPN Cricket Show will entertain viewers with on-ground initiatives, talent -hunts consumer contests and the new Super Selector."

Ganguly added, "I have enjoyed the challenging experience of writing a column for newspapers and websites. I believe that the ESPN Cricket Show will offer me the chance to share my philosophy of the game with an enlightened audience. I am looking forward to joining Harsha Bhogle in presenting the ESPN Cricket Show to the knowledgeable fans, some of whom I expect to be interacting with on the show as well."

Bhogle, who has 25 years of cricket commentary under his belt said, "For years now, I have had the opportunity of interacting with some of the best in the business. However, knowing Sourav's incisive analysis and eloquence, I believe I am in for a great time."

Sunil Gavaskar will offer tips to young cricketers and make his observations from Sunny's Corner, from various venues in India and overseas. The stars who will feature in the show include Dean Jones, former Windies paceman Ian Bishop, Martin Crowe (New Zealand), Jonty Rhodes and Pat Symcox (South Africa).

Latest Reads
Meera Vaidya and the art of getting on in Hollywood

Meera Vaidya is not your regular young woman from Mumbai. The daughter of a celebrated journalist father-turned TV and film producer and an educationist mother, Vaidya has not let her pedigree affect her in any way. In fact, she has rebelled against it on almost every occasion.

Television TV Channels People
APAC (ex-China) Pay-TV revenues to reach $35 bn by 2027: MPA report

Mumbai: Media Partners Asia (MPA) has released a report titled "Asia Pacific Pay-TV Distribution 2022," which predicts that, excluding China, Asia-Pacific (APAC) Pay-TV revenues will reach $35 billion by 2027. According to the report, total Asia Pacific Pay-TV industry revenues, including...

Television TV Channels People
Adani gets 32 per cent subscription for open offer of NDTV shares

Mumbai: Adani Group has received 32 per cent subscription for its open offer of New Delhi Television (NDTV) shares. The open offer closes on 5 December. This subscription is despite the fact that the discount for the open offer at Rs 294 was over 29 per cent of the share price. Vishvapradhan...

Television TV Channels News Broadcasting
Sony Sab to launch new show ‘Dil Diyan Gallaan’

Sony Sab is set to launch a new show titled Dil Diyan Gallaan. The show highlights the predicament of many families in India who are distanced from their loved ones due to migration, misunderstandings and unspoken words. Dil Diyan Gallaan will premiere on Sony Sab on 12 December at 7:30 p.m.

Television TV Channels GECs
58% prefer to watch the FIFA World Cup on TV: Axis My India CSI report 

A leading consumer data intelligence company Axis My India, released its latest findings of the India Consumer Sentiment Index (CSI), a monthly analysis of consumer perception on a wide range of issues. 

Television TV Channels Viewership
27th Sports signs Toyam Sports as title sponsor of Ind-Ban series

Toyam Sports Limited (TSL) has been signed as the title sponsor for the Indian cricket team's three-match ODI and two-match Test series against Bangladesh, which will begin on 4 December 2022 at the Sher-e-Bangla National Cricket Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka.

Television TV Channels Sports
We are not 60 years old, we are 60 years young: Shemaroo’s Hiren Gada

Mumbai: As Shemaroo marks its 60th year in India, it has grown to offer a variety of media products, including over-the-top (OTT) services like ShemarooMe and general entertainment channels (GECs) like Shemaroo Umang, Shemaroo TV, and MarathiBana. What started as a book circulating library, now...

Television TV Channels Viewership
MGM Worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett exits post Amazon acquisition

MGM’s Worldwide Television Group chairman Mark Burnett is exiting after the company’s $8.5 billion acquisition by Amazon.

Television TV Channels People
News18 is at top spot in prime time slot

Mumbai: News18's Kishore Ajwani continues to top the news viewership charts. Sudhir Chaudhary's show remains at number three, while Rajat Sharma's show remains at number two. The competition for prime time TV news viewership remains fierce, particularly for the second and third spots. Chaudhary,...

Television TV Channels Viewership