Sony Pictures Networks India gears up for the India tour of Australia with engaging programming initiatives

A unique interactive second screen experience,"Extraaa Innings" for passionate cricket lovers

MUMBAI: For the year ending high-octane cricket series between India and Australia, Sony Pictures  Networks India  (SPN), will be  undertaking several  initiatives to enhance the  viewing experience and increase engagement with  cricket enthusiasts across  the  nation. The series, with three  T20s, four Tests and three  ODis, is highly anticipated by fans across  the globe as the clashes  between the two  leading teams have always been intense.

SPN's flagship  wraparound show, Extraaa  Innings, comes  to  this  series  with  a new  look  and  set design  featuring an unrivalled set of expert panellists rotating through the duration of the series. This exciting round-up of panellists, providing pre, mid and post-match analyses  include Sunil Gavaskar, Michael Clarke,  Harbhajan Singh,  Ashish  Nehra,  Robin  Uthappa, Gautam  Gambhir,  Mark  Butcher, Nick  Knight, Dominic  Cork, Murali  Kartik, Sanjay Manjrekar, Mohammad Kaif, Harsha  Bhogle, Gaurav Kapur, Deep Dasgupta  and  Vivek  Razdan. The  panel  comprises cricketing legends who  will  bring their  years of experience and expertise to the table, alongside contemporaries who  possess  a first­ hand  experience of  modern cricket   to  provide audiences with  comprehensive analyses.  All  the matches  will  be  telecast  with  English  and  Hindi  commentaries to  ensure  an unparalleled viewing experience for viewers across India.

Following the  astounding success  of  the  FIFA World  Cup  and  UEFA Champions League  second screen experience, SPN brings  back an interactive digital  experience for the world's biggest bilateral series. Viewers watching the series  on SPN's premium OTT platform, SonyLIV, can access  "Extraaa Innings" for exclusive content and  increased interactivity. The features  include a host  of predictor games,  quizzes,  team  selector game,  trivia, emotion-based selfie  filter  and  stats  - all designed to keep  the  fans engaged. One  of  the  features  on "Extraaa  Innings", the  "Aggression Meter", will  be displayed on-air  during the  broadcast through which  fans, based  on  the  match, can  express  their emotional state during  the series.

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