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SPN India strengthen's regional presence with six language feeds for FIFA WC

MUMBAI: With the 2018 FIFA World Cup set to kick off on June 15, the official broadcaster Sony Pictures Networks (SPN) India, increased its regional outreach with the addition of Tamil and Telugu live language feeds. This will be the first time that the FIFA World Cup will be telecast in multiple languages in India. 

The two new languages are in addition to the already announced English, Hindi, Bengali and Malayalam live feeds taking the tally to six languages.

SPN India president, sports and distribution business Rajesh Kaul, “The telecast of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will be done in six languages. It is our endeavor to reach out to every football fan in the country as per our commitment to go beyond to serve best sporting action through our programming initiatives. We have congregated some of the best international football players with great experience to provide incisive insights to our viewers. The live studio show Football Extraaa and the breakfast show Kick-Off will enrich the die-hard football enthusiast’s viewing experience of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia.”

Additionally, SPN announced a star-studded panel for Football Extraaa, the pre, mid and post-match live studio show that will be telecast in English and Hindi. The show will feature a list of Indian and international football stars like Sunil Chhetri, Bhaichung Bhutia, Gurpreet Singh, Robin Singh, Luis Garcia, Louis Saha and David James.

In addition to Football Extraaa, SPN India will also showcase detailed insights for its viewers with a morning dose of football through its breakfast show Kick-Off. The show will satiate the hunger of football enthusiasts with in-depth analyses on the previous night’s game along with forecast for the forthcoming matches of the day.

The WC will also be aired live on SonyLIV. The digital arm of Sony has launched the #ScreamLoud campaign that cuts across football fans in the country who exhibit their undying passion through a light-hearted film. Fans will have a sore throat which is going to be their constant companion through the football season as they cheer and scream. 

The film conceptualised by Publicis Ambience and produced by Offroad Films, has been inspired by those fans whose enthusiasm and fervour for the sport sees no limits. Ardent fans of the game can now stream all matches live on their mobile devices and have a truly amazing FIFA experience.

SPN India head marketing, subscription and content licensing- digital business Abhishek Joshi said, “FIFA is one of the biggest sporting events in the World and the excitement from fans is palpable. While conceptualizing this film, we realised that visual humour and story-telling isn’t being used much in advertising and hence we created a light-hearted film. The story is filmed from the perspective of football die-hards who lose their voices while cheering for their favourite country. This campaign will connect with fans across India and unify them for the love of the game. all types of football fans can enjoy the game on their personal devices anywhere on SonyLIV.”

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